mexican style spaghetti tacos

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mexican spaghetti tacos

I had absolutely NO idea how many box top products there were until Stella started hounding me about getting her 100. That girl does not enjoy running laps in PE, and with the 108 degree temps for the last few days, I don’t blame her one bit.

I knew there was cereal, and trust me we bought cereal, lots of cereal, and granola bars but ziploc, scott paper products, vegetables, and taco shells…I cannot even imagine how many of those box tops we’d have if I had checked sooner.

#BTFE shopping list

But Stella is great at hounding, and once I printed out our Box Tops Shopping list (download here) we got busy shopping.

Then, I remembered we’re moving and I am losing MUCH pantry space, so we’ve been on a new mission. Eat up the food as fast as possible. As much as I love to hoard food, I do not care to move food.

taco shells for mexican spaghetti tacos

Charlie and Stella have eaten their weight in fruit snacks, granola bars, cereal for dinner which I am a fan of for sure, and the always popular spaghetti tacos – thank you iCarly.

mexican spaghetti tacos

With our Old ElPaso taco shells and seasoning we made mexican style spaghetti tacos, perfect for box top points and taco Tuesday.

mexican style spaghetti tacos


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 lb spaghetti - cooked according to package
  • taco shells
  • 1 package of taco seasoning
  • 2/3 cup tomato sauce
  • 2/3 cup of water
  • topping - diced tomatoes shredded cheese, shredded lettuce, sour cream (optional)


  • brown ground beef, and drain off excess grease if needed
  • stir in the package of taco seasoning with the sauce and water
  • bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until the sauce has thickened - 5 - 7 minutes
  • while meat is cooking warm taco shells in a 325 degree oven for 5 minutes
  • toss the cooked spaghetti in the ground beef, turning to evenly coat pasta with the sauce
  • carefully add pasta to shells and top with your favorite taco fixings

mexican spaghetti tacos

Let me tell you the bonus points add up – two Walmart shopping trips in and we have only 20 to go to get to 100!!

Every Box Top collected is  worth $0.10 for your child’s school, and the schools can use Box Tops cash to buy whatever they need. Box Tops is one of America’s largest school earnings loyalty programs, with over 80,000 k-8 schools participating.  More than $525 million has been contributed to participating schools since the program began in 1996.


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