6burrito-sized flour tortillasAdjust amount as desired
1lbground beef seasoned with taco mixPrepared as you would when making tacos. I use a pouch of taco seasoning mix.
15ozspicy black beansdrained but not rinsed
15ozchili beansdrained but not rinsed
¾cupchopped green onions
2cupsPepper Jack cheese
Serve with salsasour cream, tomato, lettuce, taco sauce, as desired
Use cookie cutters to cut Halloween shapes from tortillas. Make enough for three layers on a cookie sheet. Heat oil to 350 degrees. Fry tortillas until golden brown or desired crispness, about 2 minutes. You may want to flip over halfway through to brown both sides. Let drain on a paper towel-lined tray; sprinkle with salt immediately. Cook those scraps too! Don't overcrowd the fryer with the Halloween shapes. (When cooking the scraps, that won't matter.
Line the bottom of a rimmed cookie sheet with fried tortilla chips. This is the layer you can use all those scraps if you cooked them.
Layer 1/3 of taco beef, beans, green onions, jalapeno slices, cilantro, salsa and cheese. Repeat layers using up scraps and some of the Halloween shapes. For the final layer, use all the Halloween shapes, then top with shapes and around the edges. Place chips creatively for a fun Halloween presentation.
Bake at 350 for 15 minutes. Enjoy!
Tortillas - I used a combination of flour tortillas and corn tortillas. You can use both or just choose your favorite. I like the flavor of corn tortillas in nachos a little bit more. (I put the exact amounts I used in the ingredients list above, but you can make as many or as few as you need.)
Halloween cookie cutters - I used bats (this exact cookie cutter) and ghosts, but you could try pumpkins, witch hats, cats, Frankenstein heads, spiders... anything really! The shape should be easily identifiable and without too many details and intricacies to cut around.
After cutting out your Halloween shapes, save the tortilla scraps for the bottom layer. Nobody will see them, so the shape doesn't matter!