These taco bites have a festive patriotic color scheme that makes them the perfect, delicious appetizer for the 4th of July.


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20 mins
15 mins
35 mins
35 taco bites


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with nonstick spray.

  • Cook and stir ground beef in a skillet over medium heat until browned and crumbly, about 8 minutes. Drain excess oil from the skillet. Stir in taco seasoning until well mixed. Cook for an additional 2 minutes, then remove beef mixture to a paper towel-lined plate to soak up any excess moisture.

  • Spread tortilla chips in a single layer onto the prepared baking sheet, making sure they don't overlap (you may need to use two baking sheets.) Top each chip with a small amount of cheese, a spoonful of the beef mixture, some salsa, followed by a little sour cream. Finally, sprinkle remaining cheese over the top of each chip, being careful to keep the cheese on the chip so when it melts it doesn't stick to the baking sheet.

  • Bake in the pre-heated oven for 5 minutes, or until the cheese has melted.

  • Pipe or dollop a small amount of the remaining sour cream on the very top of each taco bite. Serve on a platter.

Cook's Note:

If you can't find blue corn tortilla rounds, blue corn tortilla strips work great for this recipe as well.

Nutrition Facts

328 calories; protein 18.9g; carbohydrates 14.8g; fat 21.4g; cholesterol 70.6mg; sodium 878mg. Full Nutrition