Spooky Eyeball Tacos (Johnny #5 Tacos)

"These are a sight to see. I originally made them after finding the recipe last year for Halloween and have since changed the recipe around to make them more eater-friendly. The smiles you will receive are priceless! Try to find the widest taco shells possible if you are not making your own. We call them “Johnny 5 Tacos” as they resemble the robot from the movie Short Circuit more than they seem spooky. Kids also love to help prepared these!"
 
Download
photo by SharonChen photo by SharonChen
photo by SharonChen
photo by mnelson57 photo by mnelson57
photo by Karen C. photo by Karen C.
photo by SharonChen photo by SharonChen
photo by SharonChen photo by SharonChen
Ready In:
55mins
Ingredients:
9
Yields:
2 tacos per person
Serves:
6
Advertisement

ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 (1 1/4 ounce) package taco seasoning mix
  • 12 taco shells
  • 34 cup salsa
  • 34 cup sour cream
  • 1 tomatoes, small cubes
  • 1 small head lettuce, sliced into small confetti squares
  • 1 (2 1/4 ounce) can large black olives, sliced
  • 1 cup cheese, Shredded & Long (cheddar is good, but a Mexican blend would be good too)
Advertisement

directions

  • MIX meat and seasoning mix. Shape half of the mixture into 24 (1-inch) balls; place in 15x10x1-inch baking pan and bake at 350 F for 15 to 20 minutes or until cooked through.
  • Brown the remaining seasoned ground beef and add salsa.
  • Fill each taco shell with a thin layer of ground beef, sour cream, lettuce, and tomatoes.
  • Position 2 meatballs inside the taco shell and add a dollop of sour cream to each. Garnish with olives to make “eyeballs.” Spread the cheese out along to the top for stringy hair.

Questions & Replies

default avatar
Got a question? Share it with the community!
Advertisement

Reviews

  1. mnelson57
    So easy...made them in about a half hour. And so fun!
     
    • Review photo by mnelson57
  2. ivettesaucedo
    Very easy to make and they look so cool....
     
  3. ChefHann
    Made these for my friend's birthday party - she is 19 yrs old! We all loved them - we had to make children's party food for a joke!! Great fun and recipe - thanks for posting.
     
  4. Leslie
    Terrific recipe, and not just for Halloween! These were easy and so fun to make. My six year old had a blast, and then she got a kick out of "tricking" Daddy into thinking he was eating eyeballs! DD does not like Sour Cream, so for hers I "glued" the olives onto the meatball with a little melted cheese. A simple recipe that makes tacos a fun eating experience. Thanks Cheryl!
     
  5. Amis227
    LOL, These were wonderful. The perfect lunch for October 1. They were great fun for the kids and tasted great as well. The little guy noticed the resemblance to Johnny as well since he'd just finished watching it and he had lots of fun dissecting him before eating him. Definately plan on making these again. Zaar World Tour 05
     
Advertisement

RECIPE SUBMITTED BY

I live in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina on Butler Mountain. I am a mystery shopper for restaurants and retail establishments. I graduated from UNC-Asheville with a BFA in art (photography). I was just recently married in Costa Rica to KC and his 6 year old son, Ty. Our wedding was perfect and I will cherish the memories forever. Leslie, Mama's Kitchen, sassafrasnanc, Mommy Diva and Chef V attended the wedding with their husbands!! Leslie's daughter Sarah was our flower girl and her hubby Wayne was our talented musician! I had the time of my life!!! <embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" src="http://w3.photobucket.com/pbwidget.swf?pbwurl=http://w3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/DUCHESS13/897d027c.pbw" height="360" width="480"> Our family is rounded out with 6 Bengals, 1 Jack Russell Terror named Harley, a ferret named Mason, giant gold fish, a water dragon named Crusoe, a Beautiful Appaloosa/Arabian named Sassy, a stunning Palomino Quarter Horse named Sweet Pea and a gorgeous black Standardbred named Domino! We also have added a Leopard Appaloosa rescue horse to the mix. Her name is Pebbles and she is lovely! <img src="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/DUCHESS13/homepage/thstatenorthcara1.gif"><img src="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/DUCHESS13/homepage/artsyfartsya1.gif"><img src="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/DUCHESS13/homepage/buttermybutt.gif"><img src="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/DUCHESS13/homepage/anotherdayinparadise.gif"><img src="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/DUCHESS13/homepage/countrygirla1.gif"><img src="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/DUCHESS13/truelove.gif"> <embed src="http://w3.photobucket.com/widgets/Bucketshow.swf" quality="high" bgcolor="ffffff" width="300" height="300" name="Bucketshow" align="middle" allowScriptAccess="sameDomain" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" flashvars="url=http://w3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/DUCHESS13/cutest of cute/&name=ourcuties"></embed> <img src="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/DUCHESS13/homepage/imengageda1.gif"><img src="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/DUCHESS13/homepage/love31a.gif"><img src="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/DUCHESS13/homepage/someoldnewa1.gif"><img src="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/DUCHESS13/homepage/crazyinlovea1.gif"><img src="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/DUCHESS13/homepage/wedding2.gif"><img src="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/DUCHESS13/praying_for_my_bean.gif"> I love Zaar! I have so many wonderful friends here and I really enjoy being a Forum Host. I love the games in the Contest & Events Forum! The games are addictive and a great opportunity to meet the members of this community. I had a blast co-hosting the first Zaar World Tour 2005 with ~Leslie~. Zaar World Tour II doubled in size and ~Leslie~ and I were joined with co-hosts Mama�s Kitchen and kzbhansen. Zaar World Tour 3 doubled again in size and Leslie, Mama's Kitchen and I were joined with SusieD, PanNan and JustCallMeToni! We also established the "Whine and Cheese Gang" which was a wonderful team that was put together to help all the teams playing. Zaar World Tour IV will be bigger and even better!!! Click on the image below to watch the Zaar World Tour 2 recap and promo for ZWT3. <embed width="448" height="361" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" src="http://i3.photobucket.com/remix/player.swf?videoURL=http%3A%2F%2Fvid3.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fy53%2FDUCHESS13%2FZaar%2520World%2520Tour%2520II%2520%2520Video%2520Files%2F276d5ad0.pbr&hostname=stream3.photobucket.com"> I love hosting the Beverage Forum! As a former bartender and bar owner I am right at home mixing and shaking it up. I love cooking with spirits and experimenting with new drinks and making liqueurs. Stop on by the Beverage Form and see what we are up to. <img src="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/DUCHESS13/homepage/cherylban-1.jpg"> <li><a href="http://www.recipezaar.com/bb/viewforum.zsp?f=1">Recipe Request Forum Host</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.recipezaar.com/bb/viewforum.zsp?f=53">Beverages (Alcoholic & Non-Alcoholic)Forum Host</a></li> <a href="http://messenger.yahoo.com/edit/send/?.target=ncmysteryshopper"> <img border="0" src="http://opi.yahoo.com/yahooonline/u=ncmysteryshopper/m=g/t=8/l=us/opi.jpg"> </a> <img src="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/DUCHESS13/Beverage%20Forum/officialmemberofthebevtaggame.jpg"> <img src="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/DUCHESS13/homepage/utens1.gif"> I try to cook using only organic ingredients and fresh organic produce. Of course this is not always possible... but I do make the effort. I love experimenting with new cuisines and love fusion! I like most foods and most cuisines... Spices and Sauces are my forte! I am most known for cooking with all kinds of wine and liquor. I am always on the hunt for the perfect blend of flavors.... the dish whose first bite makes you put your fork down and relish the mouthful. Sushi, Spicy Foods, Mussels, Shrimp, Lobster, Stone Crabs, Artichokes, Traditional Thai Food, Middle Eastern, Moroccan, French, Mexican, Indian, Asian, Turkish, and the list goes on and on..... <a href="http://www.amazingcounter.com"><img border="0" src="http://c7.amazingcounters.com/counter.php?i=1582062&c=4746499" alt="web page hit counter"></a><a href="http://www.smartdiets.info/coupons/weight-watchers.html"></a> <img src="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/DUCHESS13/BarStarOnWireLine.gif"> Zaar Chefs that have passed away and live on forever in my heart! In loving memory of...... <li><a href="http://www.recipezaar.com/member/185105"> Stacky5</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.recipezaar.com/member/86764">Redneck Epicurean</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.recipezaar.com/member/87023">Latchy</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.recipezaar.com/member/104600">Cool Monday</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.recipezaar.com/member/372295">Chef I Am</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.recipezaar.com/member/23302"> Mille® ™</a></li> <img src="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/DUCHESS13/BarStarOnWireLine.gif"> <img src="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/DUCHESS13/NotDS.gif" alt="Image hosted by Photobucket.com"> <img src="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/DUCHESS13/World%20Tour/PartAwards.gif"> <img src="http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg271/MrsTeny/ParticipationBanner.jpg"border="0" alt="Photobucket"> <img src="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/DUCHESS13/homepage/DiningonaDollarParticipant.jpg"> <img src="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/DUCHESS13/RSC%20Banners/RSC11-ncmysteryshopper.jpg"><img src="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/DUCHESS13/RSC%20Banners/RSC12-NcMysteryShopper.jpg"> <a href=http://www.recipezaar.com/cookbook.php?bookid=177083 target="_blank"><img src="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/DUCHESS13/homepage/RSC9Participant.jpg"></a><a href=http://www.recipezaar.com/cookbook.php?bookid=177082 target="_blank"><img src="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/DUCHESS13/homepage/RSCCheryl.jpg"></a> <a href=http://www.recipezaar.com/cookbook.php?bookid=177077 target="_blank"><img src="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/DUCHESS13/homepage/RSC8Partipation.jpg"></a><a href=http://www.recipezaar.com/cookbook.php?bookid=177088 target="_blank"><img src="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/DUCHESS13/homepage/RSC7Participant.jpg"></a><a href=http://www.recipezaar.com/cookbook.php?bookid=177085 target="_blank"><img src="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/DUCHESS13/homepage/RSC6Participant.jpg"></a> <img src="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/DUCHESS13/Animation1.gif" alt="Image hosted by Photobucket.com"><img src="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/DUCHESS13/4treasurehunt.gif" alt="Image hosted by Photobucket.com"> <img src="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/DUCHESS13/FFF/completedbanner.gif"> <img src="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/DUCHESS13/FFF/Switzerland-FFF4.gif"> <img src="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/DUCHESS13/Zaar%20World%20Tour%203/ladynusstortes.jpg"> <img src="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/DUCHESS13/ZaarWorldTourPartBanner.gif" alt="Image hosted by Photobucket.com"> <img src="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/DUCHESS13/World%20Tour/ZWT2.gif"> <img src="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/DUCHESS13/Zaar%20World%20Tour%203/ZWT3-Participation.gif"> <img src="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/DUCHESS13/Zaar%20World%20Tour%204/ZWTAB-tg.gif"> <img src="http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e110/flower753/Food/my3chefsnov2008.jpg"> <img src="http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e110/flower753/Food/my3chefs2008Small.jpg"> <img src="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/DUCHESS13/homepage/MyThreeChefs.jpg"><img src="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/DUCHESS13/homepage/PAC05.jpg"> <img src="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/DUCHESS13/homepage/PAC06-1.jpg"><img src="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/DUCHESS13/homepage/Pac06Fall.jpg"><img src="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/DUCHESS13/homepage/PAC07-1.jpg"><img src="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/DUCHESS13/homepage/PAC07Fall.jpg"> <img src="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/DUCHESS13/homepage/PACSpring2008.jpg"> <img src="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/DUCHESS13/homepage/PACFall2008.jpg"> <img src="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/DUCHESS13/homepage/thMightyMaenadsMini.gif"><img src="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/DUCHESS13/homepage/thAnimatedPRDMini.gif"><img src="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/DUCHESS13/homepage/thSistasoftheTravellingPotsandPans.gif"><img src="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/DUCHESS13/Zaar%20World%20Tour%203/whineandcheesegangSM.jpg"> <img src="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/DUCHESS13/berriesblinkie.gif" alt="Image hosted by Photobucket.com"> <img src="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/DUCHESS13/homepage/thsinsweetstrawsisMini.gif"><img src="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/DUCHESS13/homepage/thAnimationStellaMarisMini.gif"> <img src="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/DUCHESS13/HotEnchiladiies.gif" alt="Image hosted by Photobucket.com"> <img src="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/DUCHESS13/homepage/Photo_Video_577111733_orig.jpg"> <img src="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/DUCHESS13/homepage/tablesetting.jpg"><img src="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/DUCHESS13/homepage/backtobasis.jpg"><img src="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/DUCHESS13/homepage/BBQPhoto.jpg"><img src="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/DUCHESS13/homepage/TapasMenu.jpg"><img src="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/DUCHESS13/homepage/BBQ.jpg"><img src="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/DUCHESS13/homepage/AnimatedHostChallengeBannerII-Stamp.gif"><img src="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/DUCHESS13/homepage/ZWT-ChallengeHostBanner-Stamp.gif"><img src="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/DUCHESS13/homepage/ZWT4-ChallengeHostAboutMe-Small.gif"> <img src="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/DUCHESS13/homepage/stacky5.jpg"> <img src="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/DUCHESS13/homepage/Amy.jpg"><img src="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/DUCHESS13/homepage/cookathonLorac-1.jpg"> <img src="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/DUCHESS13/homepage/StampRow1.jpg"><img src="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/DUCHESS13/homepage/StampRow2.jpg"><img src="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/DUCHESS13/homepage/StampRow3.jpg"><img src="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/DUCHESS13/homepage/stampRow4.jpg"><img src="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/DUCHESS13/homepage/StampKaffee.jpg"> <img src="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/DUCHESS13/crockpot.jpg"> <a href="http://www.sparklee.com"><img src="http://img110.mytextgraphics.com/sparklee/2007/12/17/fb5cb0ed92b908750a9b76c86ea44dd5.gif" border="0" alt="free logo - http://www.sparklee.com" /></a><img style="visibility:hidden;width:0px;height:0px;" border=0 width=0 height=0 src="http://counters.gigya.com/wildfire/CIMP/Jmx*PTExOTc5MTQ5MTE1NzgmcHQ9MTE5NzkxNDk*MDkzNyZwPTc*MzIxJmQ9Jm49.jpg" /> <a href="http://www.maploco.com/view.php?id=1927356"><img border=0 src="http://www.maploco.com/vmap/1927356.png" alt="Visitor Map"></a><a href="http://www.maploco.com/">Create your own visitor map!</a>
 
View Full Profile
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Find More Recipes