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Taco Bites

Full taco flavor in a handy bite-sized package!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Taco Bites
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 people


  • 1-2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1/2 sweet onion finely diced
  • vegetarian protein crumbles such as Boca or Morningstar or 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 package taco seasoning
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 bag scoop-style tortilla chips
  • shredded cheese
  • sliced olives or jalepenos
  • salsa
  • sour cream
  • lettuce and diced tomatoes


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt butter in large frying pan over medium-high heat; add onions & sautĂ© until soft, about 5 minutes. 

  2. Add protein crumbles or ground beef; cook until meat is browned. (Drain fat if necessary). Add taco seasoning & 1/2 cup of water. Cook for 1-2 minutes more. 

  3. Cover baking sheet with aluminum foil for easy cleanup. Arrange whole scoop chips on pan.
  4. Use a teaspoon to fill each cup with taco meat.
  5. Sprinkle shredded cheese over taco meat, then top each bite with a sliced olive or jalepeno. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 8-10 minutes, until cheese is melted and bubbly.
  6. Serve immediately with salsa, sour cream, & other toppings, if desired.