June 13, 2013

turkey taco bites

A couple of weeks ago I talked about one of our current favorite salad toppers, a turkey taco mix.  Well last weekend while at my parents house, my mom put some together for lunch, and then turned it into an appetizer when a couple of my friends came over.  So easy, and SO good.  I'm sure you could really complicate something like this if you wanted to, nor is it a crazy original idea, but here is our simple recipe for turkey taco bites.


Turkey Taco Bites
  • yellow onion (optional)
  • minced garlic (optional)
  • one pound ground turkey
  • taco seasoning
  • can of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • can of corn, drained
  • whole wheat tortillas (or whatever kind you like)
  • salsa
  • shredded Mexican blend cheese
  1. If you are using onion and garlic (my mom did) saute those in a large skillet.  Then brown your turkey and drain.
  2. Add the taco seasoning and cook according to the package directions.
  3. Dump in the black beans and corn, heat through.
  4. Cut out small tortilla circles (I believe my mom used a biscuit cutter?  I'm sure a round cookie cutter would do.  But think the size of a biscuit).  Press into mini muffin pans.
  5. Fill the tortilla cups with the taco filling.  Top with a little spoonful of salsa and a sprinkling of cheese.
  6. Bake at 400 degrees for approximately 10 minutes.  Let them cool a bit, and dig in!
This recipe gave us enough filling for multiple salads and 30+ taco bites.  But, um, I suggest making a fair amount of the taco bites if you plan to serve them at any sort of a party.  They really are SO good and can go quick!  Another great thing about this recipe is that you can definitely make it a clean recipe, as long as you use clean ingredients.  In this case we didn't, but it certainly wouldn't be difficult.



Stacey said...

A clean taco seasoning recipe for you:
I use it ALL the time. So good and we have all the ingredients in our pantry which is handy. I keep it in a small rubbermaid container and mix more when it's empty. Hope you give it a go!

Blair said...

Love this!! We make them here too, and here is a tip if you don't want to make the tortillas - Tostino's Scoops chips work perfectly to hold the filling too!