Chili Pie Boats

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Old El Paso sponsored this post, but the opinions are my own.

Hey guys!!! Sooo it is fall and while to me that means pumpkin patches, apple cider, boots crunching in the leaves and scarves warding off the evening chill.  However, for some it means football!

Now I am not a fan of sports but that doesn’t mean I don’t like football season. I like football season because of all the great food!  We “homegate” during the football season, we enjoy our football feast in the comfort of our own home with lots of friends!

I love coming up with creative spins on classic tailgating dishes and making sure all the kids will love whatever I make too!

A classic fall dish that is great for tailgating or homegating is chili right?  It feeds a crowd without being too pricey and who doesn’t like a warm bowl of chili with all the fixins?

I had seen people putting chili over corn chips, and I had seen people putting taco meat and toppings into bags of corn chips, so my brain starting thinking and while I was shopping at Walmart I came across these two fabulous Old El Paso products.  Old El Paso, Whole Wheat Tortilla Taco Boats and Old El Paso, Bold Taco Dinner Kit with Nacho Cheese Tacos and I knew I needed those for our next big game get together (and I also got some for our regular Taco Tuesday, which my kids were thrilled about!)

Old El Paso, Whole Wheat Tortilla Taco Boats and Old El Paso, Bold Taco Dinner Kit with Nacho Cheese Tacos (1 of 1)

The Old El Paso, Whole Wheat Tortilla Taco Boats are amazing!!  Such a great portable way to eat your tacos, or in this case chili, we’ll get to that in a minute ;)

Old El Paso, Whole Wheat Tortilla Taco Boats (1 of 1)

The Old El Paso, Bold Taco Dinner Kit with Nacho Cheese Tacos are perfect to keep on hand so you have everything you need to make an incredible taco night that everyone will flip for.  We always have the Nacho Cheese Shells now, my kids will have no other ones lol

Old El Paso, Bold Taco Dinner Kit with Nacho Cheese Tacos (1 of 1)

For this get together I wanted to make a quick chili to go over corn chips all nestled into the Taco Boats which would act as an edible bowl and make one delicious meal!

Chili Pie Boats (1 of 1)

I whipped up my super quick chili that takes under 30 minutes to make but tastes like it’s simmered all day.

Chili Pie Boats

Chili Pie Boats


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 small onion chopped, I just use a bit of frozen chopped onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 can of tomatoes with green chiles drained
  • 1 1/2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1 can drained pinto beans
  • 1 can drained red kidney beans
  • 1 envelope chili mix
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • Old El Paso, Whole Wheat Tortilla Taco Boats
  • Cheese
  • Sour Cream
  • Scallions
  • Corn Chips


  1. Brown the hamburger and onions, drain if needed
  2. Add the garlic to the hamburger and onion.
  3. Add the tomatoes, tomato sauce, sugar, garlic salt, pepper, cumin and chili mix.
  4. Stir till combined.
  5. Add in the beans
  6. Simmer uncovered 15 minutes until thickened.
  7. Take a tortilla bowl and place a layer of corn chips, top with chili and toppings.
  8. Serve!

Chili Pie Nacho Tortilla Boats (1 of 1)

I set the table with plenty of corn chips, chili and of course the Whole Wheat Taco Boats, and some Nacho Cheese Taco Shells for anyone who wanted a crunchy chili taco (amazing trust me!).

Nacho Chili Tacos (1 of 1)

So this is how you assemble the whole shebang.

You grab a tortilla boat, and put a layer of corn chips, then top with that hearty chili and next go crazy with the toppings!

Check out my video to see how to make them!

Chili Pie Tacos and Boats (1 of 1)

There you have it Chili Pie Boats.  Everything here just works so well together!!  The chili is thick and hearty so the corn chips don’t get soggy, then the whole wheat tortilla boat just hold everything together and everyone loved it and I know what I will be serving all this football season!  It was such a hit!  Everyone loved the tortilla boats and how they could fill them with anything you liked, and football was actually forgotten for a few minutes while everyone started talking about what else they could put in the tortilla boats!!  I got some great dinner ideas out of that conversation!

Chili Pie Tacos (1 of 1)

So head to Walmart and stock up on these fabulous Old El Paso, Whole Wheat Tortilla Taco Boats and Old El Paso, Bold Taco Dinner Kit with Nacho Cheese Tacos and get ready for some delicious taco nights or chili nights!

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  1. I modified this recipe by using my favorite can chili beans, retried beans, Mexican blend cheese, black olives and taco meat. I started with retried beans to the bottom of each boat, then add taco meat, light layer of cheese, chili beans, topped with a good layer of cheese and finally black olives. Cook on a sheet pan or stone pan in the oven at 350° for 15 minutes. Serve with sour cream, lettuce, tomatoes or any other toppings you might like.

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