What a fun and scary Halloween dinner – a quick and easy meal before the kids are ready to go out trick-or-treating! Have a Happy (& Healthy!) Halloween!
1 lb lean ground beef or ground turkey
low-sodium taco seasoning packet
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
2 cups torn romaine lettuce
1/2 cup red onion, chopped
1/2 cup tomato, chopped
8 slices bell pepper
1/4 cup reduced fat sour cream
4 whole pitted black olives, halved
1. Cook ground meat over medium heat until no longer pink, drain fat. Stir in taco seasoning packet and water (follow directions on seasoning packet)
2. Place tortilla chips on a baking pan, sprinkle with 1/2 the cheese. Place meat mixture over top and sprinkle on remaining cheese. Bake at 325 degrees F for 25 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly.
3. Portion out onto plates and top with lettuce, tomato, and onion. Top each serving with two slices bell pepper. Inside each bell pepper slice, top with a dollop of sour cream and an olive half to make the eyes.
Yield: 4 servings
Recipe adapted from Taste of Home