Bananas Foster Mini Taco Boats™

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.
  • Total Time 40 Minutes
  • Prep Time 40 Minutes
  • Servings 12
  • Ingredients 8


  • 1/2 cup caramel sauce
  • 2 teaspoons dark rum
  • Vegetable oil for deep frying
  • 2 tablespoons coarse white sugar
  • 1 package Old El Paso™ Taco Bowls™ mini soft flour tortillas
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 bananas, each cut into 12 slices
  • 3/4 cup vanilla ice cream


Step 1 In small bowl, mix caramel sauce and rum; stir until blended.

Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 5 Divide bananas mixture among fried bowls; top with small scoop (about 1 tablespoon) ice cream, and drizzle with remaining caramel.


Calories190(Calories from Fat80),Total Fat9g(Saturated Fat3g,Trans Fat0g),Cholesterol10mgSodium150mgTotal Carbohydrate26g(Dietary Fiber1g Sugars14g),Protein1g;% Daily Value*:Vitamin A2%;Vitamin C2%;Calcium2%;Iron2%; Exchanges:0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat; Carbohydrate Choices:2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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.