Meatball Taco Bites

  • Mild
  • 30 Minutes
  • Beef
  • Serves 12
  • Appetizers & Snacks
These taco-seasoned meatballs are a festive appetizer that will wow any crowd.

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg (264 g) Old El PasoTM Appetizer Kit (contains mini soft tortilla bowls, taco sauce and taco seasoning)
  • 12 oz (375 g) lean ground beef
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) olive oil
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) sour cream
  • 1 cup (250 mL) shredded lettuce
  • 1 cup (250 mL) diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) grated Cheddar cheese
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) finely sliced green onions

Preparation

  • Mix together taco seasoning, ground beef, bread crumbs and egg. Divide into 24 portions and roll into small balls.
  • Heat oil in large skillet set over medium heat; cook meatballs for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown all over. Transfer to 350°F (180°C) oven; bake for about 5 minutes until cooked through. In small saucepan, bring taco sauce to simmer.
  • Place two meatballs in each mini tortilla bowl; top with taco sauce and dollop of sour cream. Sprinkle with shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, Cheddar and green onions.

Expert Tips

Substitute baby spinach or arugula for shredded lettuce.