You'll love these tiny tacos in a taco salad or as bite-sized appetizers at your next party.

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If you think regular tacos are fun to eat, just wait until you try these delicious and adorable tiny tacos. These might be about the same size as the ones at a certain fast food chain, but that's where the similarities end. These are filled with cheese and taco beef, and not some grey-brown mystery meat. Also, ours are fried crisp in a pan, and not packed into a container to steam and get soggy in a "cheese" sauce. There are other differences as well, but those first two I gave you should be enough.

There is just something about eating miniaturized food that brings a certain type of joy. I joked about people wanting to feel like a giant in the video, but maybe there's actually something to that. Or maybe it's just that tiny food is so darn cute, but whatever it is, people really do seem to enjoy these kinds of things.

The only down side is, they're generally harder to make than the full-sized versions. Well, I'm not going to say these are just as easy as regular tacos, since they are not, but using the method shown here, they don't take that much extra time and effort, and the results are well worth it. Just be sure to add a pinch of cheese on top of your beef before the oven and folding step, so they stick together easier than mine did. So, no matter what taco meat you decide to use, I really hope you give these a try soon. Enjoy!

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Credit: Chef John

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