During this time of the year, I am always thinking about ways to make meals just a little bit festive. I have trained my boys to love the holidays just as much as I do, so they look for me to surprise them with new meals and fun recipes.
Why not add a little excitement to dinner? My Flatout Franken-Tacos are just as easy to whip up as a standard taco, but the fun factor is out of this world!
I start with a Flatout flatbread and fill it with the standard taco fixings. I then fold the Flatout a few times to create a square that contains all those yummy fillings. A quick spread of guacamole followed by creatively placed sour cream, black beans, olives and a tomato slice and the Flatout Franken-Taco comes to life!
Besides being a fun meal, this is also a healthier option than other taco recipes. Flatout flatbread offers a low fat option that’s a good source of fiber plus 0g Tran Fat per serving. Each Flatout flatbread is 140 calories or less and Light versions are just 90 calories. Besides the health factor…they also taste great!
You’ll also love the price. These tasty flatbreads and pizza crusts are a great value. You can find them in the deli section at Publix. You might find it hard to pick a favorite variety, so I will offer a suggestion…grab a bunch and freeze them! I always have a couple of packs in my freezer. They defrost beautifully and then you can easily whip up your favorite recipes!
Just a little hint…I think you will want to look for a great BOGO sale on the Flatout Artisan Thin Pizza Crust starting Thursday (Wednesday for some.) You will definitely want to stock up!! Don’t forget to grab a few packs of the flatbreads too and make my Franken-Tacos! You can also find more Halloween recipes using Flatout products HERE.
- Flatout Flatbread
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- ½ cup water
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1½ teaspoon cumin
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon paprika
- black & green olives
- black beans
- sour cream
- taco sauce and any of your other favorite taco fixings
- Cook the ground beef and onion in a skillet, stirring to crumble until the meat has browned.
- Drain the fat and add the water, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and paprika to the meat and stir.
- Cook for about 3 -5 minutes then remove from heat.
- Place some of the meat down the middle of the Flatout flatbread and top with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and your favorite toppings.
- Fold the lengthwise sides of the flatbread, slightly overlapping the filling.
- Next, fold the ends over the filling creating a square.
- Turn the flatbread pocket over and spread with guacamole.
- Add black beans for hair.
- Use sour cream and black beans to make the eyes.
- Black olives make a great scar and green olives are perfect for the neck bolts.
- Add a slice of tomato for the mouth and serve.
Need another fun recipe that is super easy? Try my Flatout Grilled Cheese Jack-o-Lanterns with Boonanas. Just fold your Flatout and a little creative trimming with a knife or pizza cutter yields a fun jack-o-lantern. Add some cheese to the middle and grill it for a fun lunch option. The Boonanas are just as easy. You only need to poke some chocolate chips into a banana and serve them up! Quick, festive and delicious!
How would you like to win a gift basket from the folks at Flatout? Three winners will get a gift basket filled with fun fall items AND of course yummy Flatout products!
Entry is simple! You just need to complete the task below. You can also get two additional entries…just be sure to leave an additional comment per task completed (up to three comments). As a reminder, comments left on Facebook, Twitter or other posts will not be included. I will choose the winners on Monday 11/3 at 11 pm.
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This post is brought to you by the folks at Flatout. All comments and opinions are my own.