Red, White, and Blue Taco Bites

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

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
35 taco bites


  • nonstick cooking spray

  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 1 (1.25 ounce) package taco seasoning mix

  • 35 round blue corn tortilla chips

  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese, divided

  • 1 cup red salsa

  • ½ cup sour cream, divided


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with nonstick spray.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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

  5. 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 (per serving)

328 Calories
21g Fat
15g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 328
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 10g 52%
Cholesterol 71mg 24%
Sodium 878mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 199mg 15%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 286mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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