2011-03-17 18:53:37 ET

They had a potluck at work today, and I decided to try something I've had in mind for a while. I'm sure someone has already done it, but everyone at work thought it was a good idea (also tasty!)

Mini Taco Bites

Tostitos Scoops Tortilla chips (or similar bowl shaped chips)
Finely chopped lettuce
Refried beans
Mexican Rice
Taco Sauce or Salsa
Sour Cream
Shredded Cheese
Grape Tomato slices
Jalapeno slices

All I did was place the chips in a cake pan in a single layer, put lettuce in each one. Put the refried beans in a sandwich bag, cut the corner off and piped it on top of the lettuce. Spooned on the rice, taco sauce and sour cream. Sprinkled with cheese and placed a tomato and jalapeno slice on each one.
I put some wax paper on top and did another layer. You can fit just over 50 into a 9x13 pan. It took just under an hour to prep and put everything together.
I made them vegetarian because I like to do that for potlucks, but you can, of course use meat instead.
People exclaimed at how cute they were - they look like they take a lot more work than they actually do.

2011-03-17 18:57:49 ET

Nom-licious. Sign me up for 20. Kthxbai.

2011-03-17 19:01:25 ET

This is going to be my new go-to appetizer, so freaking good. Everyone loves tacos, and mini-sized makes it even better!

2011-03-17 19:04:50 ET

that looks awesome. at first glance, i thought you meant you brought ONE mini-taco, which would have been hilarious.

2011-03-17 19:31:28 ET

oooh, i know how to make mexi rice from scratch! =)

2011-03-17 19:31:36 ET

that certainly would have made for an interesting fight to the death.

I was considering making the rice from scratch, but went with the old el paso box mix to cut time.

2011-03-17 19:43:36 ET

Looks good, but did anyone mentioned how difficult it is to read your journal? I have my browser overloading your style but what about the others?

2011-03-17 19:46:54 ET

you should try the goya mexi rice. it's almost as good as scratch, and pretty authentic tasting!

2011-03-18 05:11:09 ET

machawk1 - I can change the font - nobody has said anything yet. Thanks for letting me know :)

SOFA - cool, I'll keep an eye out for it. I grabbed the old el paso kind last minute, because it was the first one I found that didn't have chicken in the ingredients. For at home, I don't care, but I wanted to keep this one veggie.

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