Dragon Tales Tortilla Treat

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Dragon Tales Tortilla Treat

Make a Dragon Tail for all of your friends in Dragon Land!

Prep Time: 20 minutes (15 to prepare ingredients and 5 to arrange into dragon tails)
Makes: 4 salads (some variation based on size of salad)
Serving Size: 1/2-1 c. for toddlers, 1-2 c. for school age kids


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  • 2 c. shredded or chopped lettuce
  • 1 c. chopped tomato
  • 1 c. shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 1 c. (approx. 8 oz.) browned lean ground beef
  • 1 c. taco sauce, divided in two ½-c. portions
  • 1/2 c. green pepper, chopped
  • 4 oz. triangular blue corn or multi-colored tortilla chips



  • Cutting board and knife
  • Measuring cups
  • Frying pan for browning meat
  • Strainer



  1. Brown ground beef, strain and rinse under hot water, and return to pan.
  2. Add 1/2 c. taco sauce to ground beef, mix, and set aside.
  3. On plate, create tail-shaped taco salads layering tomatoes, then cheese, then ground beef, and then lettuce. Sprinkle green pepper over the top to give your dragon a green tail.
  4. Place triangle chips standing up in row on top to look like points on the dragon tail (may need to break chips into smaller pieces to fit in toddler-size portions).

*Parents should manage chopping and cooking, but kids can enjoy arranging salad on plate and topping with dragon spikes.

Nutritional Information

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