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Simple ingredients like dinner rolls and ground beef, with the help of some Mexican condiments make some super fun Taco boats! Mid week dinners can be depressing to plan but this recipe will bring in the sunshine and the party! What I love about these are that they are portable and you can even take leftovers to school or work for a nice quick lunch.


Although I’ve used ground beef in my recipe, you can easily substitute this with ground Chicken or even Turkey! Chicken & Turkey is a bit more delicate, so I would reduce the salsa a bit to ensure that the filling is not too runny. This recipe uses regular dinner rolls, but gluten free versions can easily be substituted.

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TACO Boats – MEXICAN style stuffed SUBS


  • 4 – 6 8 inch Freshly baked rolls
  • 454 gms Ground Beef
  • Fresh Coriander
  • 1 cup diced red Onion
  • 2 -3 cloved sliced Garlic
  • 2-3 tsps sliced Black olives
  • 43 gms Taco seasoning (1/2 pkt)
  • 10 tbsps Salsa
  • Jalapenos to taste
  • Juice of ½ a Lime
  • ½ cup shredded Cheese


  1. Heat up some oil in a saute pan and saute the onions
  2. Let this just sweat a bit before adding the sliced garlic
  3. Add the beef and break it up with the back of my spoon
  4. Add the taco seasoning and work that meat with your spoon to break up any lumps that are still red
  5. Add the Salsa some jalapenos, some black olives and finally the cilantro
  6. Squeeze a bit of lime to just give it that … Ole!
  7. Cover and allow to cook for a few minutes.
  8. Using a sharp knife, make a cavity in the roll
  9. Once you cut off the top layer, you can just tug at the center till you have a nice cavity
  10. Using a table spoon, add the filling into the boat and cover with cheese.
  11. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 5-7 mins or way less if using a small toaster oven and the cheese has already melted
  12. Top it with more cheese, olives, jalapenos, cilantro and salsa