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football taco bowl bites on a white plate with green onions around it

Football Taco Bowl Bites

Taco bowl bites are a fun and less messy way to enjoy 7 layer dip without the mess.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword taco bowl bites
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 20
Calories 256kcal


  • 1 20 count package soft tortilla mini boats
  • 1 pound hamburger meat
  • 1 ounce package taco seasoning
  • 1 16 ounce can refried beans
  • ½ cup yellow onion, chopped
  • cup water
  • 1 block cream cheese
  • 2 cups cheese, finely shredded
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 cup thick salsa
  • 1 tomato, optional
  • 4-5 green onions


  • Heat oven to 325 degrees. 
  • Brown and drain hamburger meat. Prepare with taco seasoning according to package directions. Add cream cheese and heat on low until cheese is melted and the mixture is creamy. 
  • While the meat browns, pour refried beans, water and onions into a saucepan. Heat on medium heat until thoroughly heated and the onions are soft. 
  • Open tortilla boats and place 10 on an ungreased cookie sheet. 
  • Spread a spoonful of refried beans into the bottom of each. Top with a heaping scoop of meat and then a generous sprinkle of cheese. 
  • Heat in oven until cheese is melted - about 5 minutes. 
  • While the cheese melts, place sour cream in a zip lock baggie & snip a very small section off one corner. You will pipe the football laces on the taco bowl bites with the sour cream baggie. 
  • Remove boats from oven. Spread salsa on top of each boat. Squeeze sour cream on each boat to resemble laces.Sprinkle green onions and tomatoes around the boats if desired. Repeat process with remaining 10 tortilla boats.  


Serving: 1g | Calories: 256kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 618mg | Potassium: 204mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 545IU | Vitamin C: 2.6mg | Calcium: 138mg | Iron: 1.9mg