Jack O’Lantern Tostadas are a super easy way to make an All-Hallows Eve supper that will please kids young and old alike.
Jack O’Lantern Tostadas
By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime
Jack O’Lantern Tostadas is my recipe of the day for the blogging event Halloween Treats Week. This is an annual event full of favorite blogger recipes to celebrate All-Hallows Eve. Glad you could join us!
These Halloween-themed tostadas are fun and easy to make. The base is a crispy tostada shell. Next comes a mixture of refried beans and seasoned ground beef. Top this off with a round slice of Colby cheese, into which you cut whatever scary, goofy or cute face you choose. The “pumpkin” stem is a slice of fresh jalapeno.
Be creative and have fun!
The whole family can join in and each person create their own Jack O’Lantern face. Smaller children can use a toothpick to draw their face, then Mom, Dad or an older sibling or other family member can help actually cut it out. My husband rather enjoyed his efforts making a face out of the cheese slice. Plus you get to enjoy eating the shapes you remove. (Yay!)
Check back later this week for more fun Halloween recipes!
Welcome to 2023’s #HalloweenTreatsWeek event!
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#HalloweenTreatsWeek is a yearly Halloween blogging event that is hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife . You’ll find that this fun and spooky event is an online, week-long event that is filled with some frightfully fun Halloween treats and recipes from some fantastic Halloween loving bloggers!
For this years 6th annual #HalloweenTreatsWeek event we have 18 hauntingly talented bloggers that are sharing their favorite Halloween recipes throughout the week! You can following the hashtag #HalloweenTreatsWeek on social media to collect all of these frightful recipes to use at your own Halloween parties and events!
Make Sure to check out all of the fun Halloween recipes that we’re sharing this week!
Today’s Halloween Recipes:
- Evil Dragon Deviled Eggs from Big Bear’s Wife
- Chocolate Cherry Skull Cakes from Semi Homemade Recipes
- Witch Hat Garlic Bread from Cheese Curd In Paradise
- Candy Corn Cookie Cake from The Spiffy Cookie
- Wicked Good Apple Cider Muffins from Our Good Life
- Spooky Spider Decadent Cupcakes from For the Love of Food
- Monster Mash Cereal Cheesecake from Sweet ReciPEAs
- Pumpkin Cheesecake Bites from It’s Shanaka
- Halloween Brains Cupcakes from An Affair from the Heart
- Breadstick Snakes from Karen’s Kitchen Stories
- Jack O’Lantern Tostadas from Palatable Pastime
- Witches Broom Cookies from Best Cookie Recipes
- Baked Intestine Pie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- Spooky Roasted Potato Skulls from Savory Moments
- Mummy Donuts from The Redhead Baker
- Caramel Apple Bark from Best Dessert Recipes
- Mummy Dogs from Savory Experiments
- Halloween Taco Dip from Jen Around the World
- Easy Spider Cupcakes from Hezzi-D’s Recipe Box
- Creamy Pumpkin Hummus from Jolene’s Recipe Journal
Jack O’Lantern Tostadas
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Jack O’Lantern Tostadas
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Jack O' Lantern Tostadas
- 1 Toaster Oven
- 1 pound ground beef
- 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
- 16 ounces canned refried beans
- 14 ounces sliced round colby cheese 9 slices
- 3 fresh jalapenos or 1 green bell pepper
- 9 corn tostadas toasted
- Brown ground beef with seasoning and drain any fat.
- Mix in canned refried beans and heat until warmed.
- Spread 1/3 cup filling on each tostada.
- Use a paring knife to cut out face shapes on cheese, such as eyes, nose and mouth.
- Place cheese on top of filling.
- Cut 9 stem pieces out of fresh jalapenos (or use green pepper if you don't like spicy).
- Place stem below cheese and above eyes on tostada
- Heat briefly in a toaster oven or moderate oven until cheese melts.
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