• 30 to 35 minutes
  • Makes 30 tiny tarts
  • Appetizer

Tiny Taco Beef Tarts

A easy-to-prepare Mexican-style appetizer, this Tiny Taco Beef Tarts recipe will win over any crowd. 

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces Ground Beef (95% lean)
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup prepared mild or medium taco sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 packages (2.1 ounces each) frozen mini phyllo shells (30 shells total)
  • 1/2 cup shredded reduced fat Mexican cheese blend
Toppings:
  • Shredded lettuce, sliced grape or cherry tomatoes, guacamole, lowfat sour cream, sliced ripe olives

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add Ground Beef, onion and garlic in large nonstick skillet over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, breaking up beef into small crumbles and stirring occasionally. Pour off drippings, if necessary. Add taco sauce, cumin, salt and pepper; cook and stir 1 to 2 minutes or until mixture is heated through.

    Cook's Tip: Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed Ground Beef. Ground Beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160ºF. Color is not a reliable indicator of Ground Beef doneness.
  2. Place phyllo shells on rimmed baking sheet. Spoon beef mixture evenly into shells. Top evenly with cheese. Bake 9 to 10 minutes or until shells are crisp and cheese is melted.

  3. Top tarts with lettuce, tomatoes, guacamole, sour cream, and olives as desired.

     

    Cook's Tip: Try out Tiny Greek Beef Tarts for another variation.

  • Test Kitchen Tips Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed Ground Beef. Ground Beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160ºF. Color is not a reliable indicator of Ground Beef doneness.
    Try out Tiny Greek Beef Tarts for another variation.

Nutrition Information

43 Calories; 20g Total Fat; 1g Saturated Fat; 0g Monounsaturated Fat; 9mg Cholesterol; 77mg Sodium; 3g Total carbohydrate; 3g Protein; 0.5mg Iron; 0.6mg Niacin; 0.1mg Vitamin B6; 0.2mcg Vitamin B12; 0.6mg Zinc; 1.8mcg Selenium; 0.2g Fiber.