Spooky Eyeball Tacos (Johnny #5 Tacos)

These are a sight to see. I originally made them after finding the recipe last year for Halloween and have since changed the recipe around to make them more eater-friendly. The smiles you will receive are priceless! Try to find the widest taco shells possible if you are not making your own. We call them “Johnny 5 Tacos” as they resemble the robot from the movie Short Circuit more than they seem spooky. Kids also love to help prepared these! Show more

Ready In: 55 mins

Serves: 6

Yields: 2 tacos per person

Ingredients

  • 1  lb ground beef
  • 1 (1 1/4ounce) package  taco seasoning mix
  • 12  taco shells
  • 34 cup salsa
  • 34 cup sour cream
  • 1  tomatoes, small cubes
  • 1  small head lettuce, sliced into small confetti squares
  • 1 (2 1/4ounce) can  large black olives, sliced
  • 1  cup cheese, Shredded & Long (cheddar is good, but a Mexican blend would be good too)
Advertisement

Directions

  1. MIX meat and seasoning mix. Shape half of the mixture into 24 (1-inch) balls; place in 15x10x1-inch baking pan and bake at 350 F for 15 to 20 minutes or until cooked through.
  2. Brown the remaining seasoned ground beef and add salsa.
  3. Fill each taco shell with a thin layer of ground beef, sour cream, lettuce, and tomatoes.
  4. Position 2 meatballs inside the taco shell and add a dollop of sour cream to each. Garnish with olives to make “eyeballs.” Spread the cheese out along to the top for stringy hair.
Show more

Most Helpful Review

Very easy to make and they look so cool.... See all activity

Did you Make This?

Tell us how it came out or how you tweaked it, add your photos, or get help.

Show Off

Dinner Daily Newsletter

Ever know exactly what to make after a hard day’s work? Us either. Take the guesswork out of dinner with these sure-fire meals, delivered right to your inbox.

Advertisement