Menu Ideas

Happy Taco Bowl (K-12)

Using refried beans as a base, top with lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, olives and sour cream to make a dish that smiles back!

Yield: About 13 servings


  • 1. Pour 1/2 gallon (1.9L) boiling water into 4" deep half-steamtable pan. Whisk taco seasoning into water until fully incorporated.
  • 2. Quickly pour beans into seasoned water. Stir ingredients together. Allow beans to sit for 40 minutes in the warmer. Remove from the warmer and stir well.
  • 3. Place 3/4 cup/6.6 oz (heaping 6 oz ladle) seasoned beans into tostada bowl. Spread 3/4 cup (6 fl oz ladle) lettuce evenly over beans.
  • 4. With the remaining ingredients make a smiley face. Sprinkle 1/4 oz cheese on the top for spiky hair. Squeeze 2 Tbsp sour cream for eyes, place 2 tsp (#100 disher) olives for the nose and 1 Tbsp (~ #60 disher) tomatoes for mouth. Serve.


Serving Size 1 EA

Amount Per Serving
Calories 379 Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.8g 13%
Saturated Fat 3.7g 18%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1062mg 44%
Total Carbohydrate 57.3g 19%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 17.2g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

2.25 oz eq M/MA, 1 oz eq Grain, 3/8 cup Dark Green Veg, 1/8 cup Red/Orange Veg


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