Used with permission from the Big Bowl of Love Cookbook by author Cristina Ferrare
Alterations should be made to fit with your dietary needs. Please consult with your medical team before you attempt to make this recipe.
Taco Bites: 15 Servings
Homemade tomato salsa
2 to 2 1/2 cups Guacamole
1 tablespoon canola oil
1/2 pound ground chuck
2 tablespoons taco seasoning
1/4 cup water
1 package mini-filo shells
1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded small
Leaves from 2 to 3 cilantro sprigs for garnish
- Make the salsa. Place it in an airtight container and refrigerate.
- Make the guacamole. Place the pit from the avocado in the guacamole to keep the guacamole from turning dark.
- Place the guacamole in an airtight container and refrigerate.
- Heat a heavy skillet on medium-high heat. Add the oil and swirl it around the pan.
- Add the ground chuck, breaking the meat into really fine bits with a metal spatula.
- Brown until the beef starts to form a crust and most of the juices have evaporated.
- Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of taco seasoning over the beef.
- Add water and cook until all the water has evaporated and the meat starts to sizzle.
- Keep breaking up the beef into the smallest pieces possible using the metal spatula.
- Place a bowl underneath a mesh strainer and pour the beef into the strainer to strain out the excess oil. Discard the oil.
- Heat the filo cups according to the package directions. Cool.
- Place 1 teaspoon of the beef on the bottom of a filo cup.
- Spread a teaspoon of the guacamole over the beef as you would icing on a cupcake.
- Add 1 teaspoon of the shredded cheddar cheese, and top with a touch of the salsa. Add one small cilantro leaf on the top for garnish.
- COOK’S NOTE: You can use ready-made salsa and guacamole, but I highly recommend that you take the extra time to prepare them fresh! You can even make them the day before to save time.
These tasty morsels are always the first to go. I have to be careful not to make too many because everyone fills up on them and then I flip out because no one is hungry for dinner! This is a great holdover until halftime for Super Bowl Sunday or any game night!
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