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Monday, November 9, 2015

Taco Bites

Photo courtesy of the Cooking Corner.
   At this year's Holiday Recipe Contest, one of the appetizers that made it to the finals was a snack by Brenna Crooks of Mt. Carmel - Taco Bites. They are a little meatball cradled in a tortilla scoop between salsa and sour cream that's topped with shredded cheese. It's a hand-held appetizer that would be perfect as a game day nibble. This is a recipe I'll be tucking away for football playoffs.

Brenna Crooks, Mt. Carmel, IL
Taco Bites
Brenna K. Crooks - Mt. Carmel
28 oz. bag frozen meatballs (such as Farm Rich brand)
1 pkg. scoop style tortilla chips
16 oz. finely shredded cheddar cheese
1 pkg. shredded lettuce
8 oz. sour cream
16 oz. salsa

Cook meatballs per package directions.

While they cook arrange scoops on serving plate. Fill bottom of each chip with shredded lettuce, then top lettuce with small spoonful of salsa. 

When meatballs are finished, top salsa with one meatball. Add small dollop of sour cream, then add shredded cheese. 

Serve immediately. 
Makes approx. 50 bites. 

*For a spicy version you can add a sliced jalapeno ring ring on top of the salsa layer.



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