I promised y’all a tailgate recipe, did I not? If you’re not a sports person, no worries, these are just as tasty eaten on the couch during a serious Netflix binge 😉 This recipe is inspired by an appetizer I had at a wedding this summer that I knew I wanted to recreate for football season.
I mean, who doesn’t love tacos? I basically took the ingredients of tacos and made them into a one (or two) bite appetizer. Because as great as tacos are, they can get a little messy. And messy doesn’t work at a tailgate. I love tailgating food because I can eat one or two bites of so many different things – wings, sliders and allll the dips.
The recipe is fairly simple. I like to make my own taco seasoning, which is actually pretty easy! Get my recipe for it here. I used corn tortillas to keep the recipe gluten free, but flour would work just as well, or even better since corn tortillas aren’t quite as pliable.. that dang gluten!! Serve them with your favorite taco condiments.. sour cream, salsa and of course guacamole.
- 10 corn tortillas
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1/4 white onion, small diced
- 1 bell pepper, small diced
- 1/2 can black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 14.5 oz can petite diced tomatoes
- 1 tbsp + 1 tsp taco seasoning
- 1 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- Preheat oven to 350
- Brown ground beef with 1 tbsp taco seasoning
- While beef is browning, wrap corn tortillas in a damp paper towl and microwave for 20 seconds (this makes tortillas easier to work with)
- Slice tortillas into quarters and place in muffin tin, shaping tortilla into a cup shape
- Spray tortillas with cooking spray and bake for 5-7 minutes until tortilla holds the cup shape
- Once beef is cooked, set aside on a paper towel-lined plate and drain excess grease
- Return pan to burner, heat over medium low heat and add diced onion
- Cook for 5 minutes until onion softens then add diced bell pepper and remaining 1 tsp of taco seasoning and cook for another 3 minutes
- Turn to medium heat then add diced tomatoes and beans and let cook for 7 minutes
- Remove tomato mixture from heat and let cool for a few minutes before mixing with ground beef and 1 cup of shredded cheese
- Fill the tortilla cups with a spoonful of beef mixture
- Sprinkle remaining cheddar cheese on top of bites
- Bake at 350 for 7-10 minutes until tortillas start to brown and cheese is melted
Do you have a weekend of game-watching planned? Give these a shot and let me know what you think!
Biscuits & blessings,