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Beefy Chalupas

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Tacos are a great go-to dinner when life gets crazy, especially now as we get closer to Christmas. Tacos tend to be a menu staple at our house, but it is always fun the change up the ordinary to something like these beefy chalupas.

This version gets a nice and thick taco shell made from biscuit dough. Then it gets filled with a filling beef and bean mixture. For the beans, I used a can of Bush’s new chili beans. I love that they have already taken the time to give these beans some flavor. It saves me time and means less simmering.

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I used the kidney bean version , but the pinto bean or red bean version would also work well in this recipe. They also have a blach and white bean version now too!

To finish the whole thing off, just top with your favorite taco toppings! Of course this was a hit with my family, especially the boys. They were asking for more. That’s always a good sign.

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Beefy Chalupas

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  • 1 ½ lb. ground beef
  • 1 pkg taco seasoning
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 1 16 oz can Bush's kidney chili beans
  • oil
  • 1 16 oz pkg jumbo refrigerator biscuits (like Pillsbury Grands)
  • Toppings: shredded cheese shredded lettuce, salsa, and sour cream


  • In a skillet, brown the ground beef until fully cooked. Drain off any excess grease.
  • To the beef, add the taco seasoning, water, and chili beans. Cook for about 4 minutes and turn to warm.
  • In another skillet, heat some oil in a skillet, you want about 1/4 inch of oil. Roll each biscuit out into a 5 inch circle. Cook biscuits in oil until golden on each side. Place on a paper towel lined plate to drain once cooked.
  • Fill biscuits with meat mixture just like a taco and top with desired toppings. Serves 4-8.
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Recipe adapted from Studio 5.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post.  I am a brand ambassador for Bush’s Bean.  My opinions are my own.

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  1. First of all, I would never have thought to use biscuit dough—brilliant! Second, we just had tacos last night and I agree, they are perfect for busy nights around the holiday season!!