Chili Cheese Boats - Perfect for Game Day

Game Day Chili Cheese Boats Recipe

Use your favorite chili recipe to make these easy-to-serve, delicious Game Day Chili Cheese Boat Appetizers - perfect for a football party or tailgating!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Kid-Friendly, Party Time
Keyword Chili, Game Day, Party Food
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8 boats




  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Warm olive oil in the stockpot over medium heat.
  • Add ground beef and break up with spoon or spatula. Cook ground beef over medium heat, stirring and breaking apart occasionally until browned throughout.
  • Add diced tomatoes and use a spoon to crush them a bit and stir them into the beef.
  • Add chili seasoning and stir until combined.
  • Stir in kidney beans and corn.
  • Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until warmed through.

Preparing Tortilla Boats:

  • While chili is cooking, arrange Old El Paso┬« Mini Soft Tortilla Taco Boats on a nonstick baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Spray Tortilla Taco Boats lightly with olive oil cooking spray, and sprinkle them with garlic salt.
  • Bake Tortilla Taco Boats until lightly brown and slightly crispy. Approximately 5 - 8 minutes.

Assembling Chili Cheese Taco Boats:

  • Spoon chili mixture into toasted Tortilla Taco Boats. Top with a sprinkle of shredded cheese.
  • Return to oven until cheese melts.
  • Add some torn cilantro to the top and serve.