Bananas Foster Mini Taco Bowls

Bananas Foster—one of the many iconic dishes of Louisiana—just got easier for a crowd. These crispy Bananas Foster Mini Taco Bowls™ are sure to please.
Prep 40 Minutes
Total Time 40 Minutes
Servings 12

Ingredient List

  • 1/2 cup caramel sauce
  • 2 teaspoons dark rum
  • Vegetable oil for deep frying
  • 2 tablespoons coarse white sugar
  • 1 package (5.1 oz) Old El Paso™ Flour Soft Tortilla Mini Bowls (12 Count)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 bananas, each cut into 12 slices
  • 3/4 cup vanilla ice cream
Recipe Continues Below


  1. In small bowl, mix caramel sauce and rum; stir until blended.
  2. In deep fat fryer or heavy saucepan, heat 2 inches oil to 350°F. Add sugar to gallon-size resealable food-storage plastic bag.
  3. Fry bowls in batches in hot oil 1 minute on each side, using tongs to turn bowls halfway through, until lightly brown all over. Drain bowls upside down on paper towel-lined cookie sheet until slightly cool. If middles of bowls are puffed, gently press down with back of spoon. Toss 4 bowls at a time in sugar to coat. Remove to cooling rack to cool completely.
  4. In 10-inch nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add banana slices, and cook 1 minute while gently stirring. Add 1/4 cup of the rum caramel; stir to coat, and remove from heat.
  5. Divide bananas mixture among fried bowls; top with small scoop (about 1 tablespoon) ice cream, and drizzle with remaining caramel.

Expert Tips

  • Granulated sugar can be substituted for coarse sugar in this recipe.
  • For best results, use candy thermometer/deep frying thermometer to ensure correct temperature when frying.


  • 1 Bowl Calories 190 (Calories from Fat 80);  Total Fat 9g (Saturated Fat 3g ,Trans Fat 0g);  Cholesterol 10mg;  Sodium 150mg;  Potassium 135mg;  Total Carbohydrate 26g (Dietary Fiber 1g ,Sugars 14g);  Protein 1g
  • % Daily Value: Vitamin A 2%;  Vitamin C 2%;  Calcium 2%;  Iron 2%
  • Carbohydrate Choice: 2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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