These bite-size appetizers have all the flavors of your favorite taco salad -- zesty ground beef, smooth sour cream and, of course, a crunchy tortilla shell. Taco seasoning varies greatly depending on the brand, so make sure to taste yours before you add it to the meat and adjust the salt in the recipe accordingly.
Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen
Save Recipe Print
Total:
25 min
Active:
15 min
Yield:
about 16 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
25 min
Active:
15 min
Yield:
about 16 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Directions

Watch how to make this recipe.

Position an oven rack in the top third of the oven and preheat to 425 degrees F. Set a wire rack over a baking sheet and spray generously with cooking spray.

Use your hands to mix the ground beef, taco seasoning and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl until just combined. Drop heaping tablespoons of the meat mixture onto the rack (about 16 total), then use your hands to roll the portioned meat into balls. Press a tortilla chip into the top of each meatball, making sure that the meat goes mostly up the sides of the chip (be careful not to break the chips). Put 1 cheese cube in the middle of each chip.

Bake, rotating the baking sheet once halfway, until the meat is just cooked through and the cheese is melted, about 8 minutes. Transfer the bites to a large platter, top with a dollop of sour cream and sprinkle with the lettuce and tomato. Serve with hot sauce.

Categories:

My Private Notes

Add a Note
More from:

Kickoff Snacks

Get the Recipe

Berry Dessert Lasagna

This chilled berry trifle is an easy, crowd-pleasing dessert.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Potato Salad

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Kids Can Make: Mac 'n' Cheese Bites

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Taco Dip

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Salad on a Stick

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Wedge Salad with Creamy Caramelized Onion Dressing

Recipe courtesy of Trisha Yearwood

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          Check Out Our

          Get a sneak-peek of the new Food Network recipe page and give us your feedback.

          See it Now!

          Latest Stories