Taco Bites…Easy Peasy And Fun TOO!!!

Hello Dear Friends,

I just saw this email. I LOVE this gal!! So easy peasy and fun too!! My minds clicking…hmmm, how much fun for a party or for the children to make!! Even a ladies’ night gathering would be fun!! ;)

The toppings are endless too! I can find more good use for all the yummy garden goodies!! :)

Be blessed Dear Ones and I pray you all will enjoy this recipe and add your touch to it too!!

Please share with all of us in the comments your recipe add ons too! :)

Have a wonderful evening in the Lord,

k xoxo

Taco Bites Taco Bites (or Tiny Tacos)

Tacos are usually a big hit at our house…but they also make a giant mess, and the littler boys get frustrated with them. Ryan (who just turned 8…see his “birthday cake wreck” here!) can usually get his mouth around a regular size taco, but Charlie and Tyler really struggle with eating a hard shell taco. Not the taste part, but the “I can’t get a big enough bite” part. Enter “tiny tacos,” as Tyler calls them.

As you can tell from the photo, they are pretty simple. They take a few extra minutes to prepare, but you can set up an assembly line, get your older children to help out and they’ll be done in minutes. Great for tiny mouths, or for appetizers at your next gathering!

Other topping ideas…olives, sour cream dollop, tiny avocado wedges or fresh cilantro leaves. Stack ‘em and eat ‘em up!

Preparation Time – 20 minutes

Cooking Time – 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound ground beef (or leftover taco meat) ($1.50)
  • 1 Tbsp homemade taco seasoning ($.05)
  • 1/2 small onion, chopped ($.40)
  • 1 small orange or yellow pepper, seeded and chopped (I used half of each, and used the rest my salad!) ($1)
  • Tostitos Scoops Chips, about half a bag ($1.25)
  • Dollops of salsa on each ($.50)
  • Pinchful of cheese on each ($.50)
  • Side dish – we had ours with brown rice and refried beans ($.40, $.99)

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Prepare brown rice. Heat refried beans.
  • Brown the ground beef with the taco seasoning, chopped onion and chopped pepper.
  • Lay out the Scoops on a large baking sheet. Spoon the cooked taco meat, then the salsa, then top with cheese.
  • Bake at 350 for 5-10 minutes, or until cheese has melted.
  • Serve Taco Bites with rice and beans.

Article credit: 5dollardinners.com

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