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    Taco Tarts

    Taco Tarts


    1 cup margarine
    6-oz of cream cheese (I used 8 oz and added a bit more flour)
    2 cups flour
    2 packages taco seasoning 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 oz each)
    1 pound of ground beef
    Shredded Jack cheese

    For the pastry shells:
    Combine the flour and margarine and cream cheese. Add 2-tsp( may want to cut back to 1) of the dry taco seasoning mix. Cover and chill for at least a 1/2 hour.

    Season the ground beef with 1 full packet of the taco spice mix. Cook the meat according to the package direction. Set aside.

    Remove the dough from the fridge and form small dough balls about the size of a pecan. Flatten with your hands and press into each mini muffin cup. ( Should be about 48 cups)

    Fill each pastry lined cup with 1 rounded tsp of the meat mixture. Bake at 350 for about 10 minutes.

    Remove the pans from the oven and top each tart with a small amount of cheese.

    * That Taco spice mix is very spicy, so you may want to add a little to the beef mixture and once cooked give it a taste test and add more if desired.
    * I also add a small piece of seeded chopped tomato and slice of olive to each beef filled tart before adding the cheese.
    *Some chopped green chilies can be added to the ground beef mixture as well* Final presentation can be topped off with a very small dab of sour cream and a sprinkle of chopped scallion or chives. I put the sour cream in a zip lock baggie and snip the corner off.

    Re: Taco Tarts

    This sounds great! Thanks for all the great recipes!
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      Re: Taco Tarts

      Yum! I was just wondering what to make for dinner. This reminds me of a recipe for barbeque cups that my mom had. I think she used canned biscuits and put them in a regular sized muffin tin to make the "shells".
      I can't use the taco spice mixes anymore. It gives me horrible heart burn. I can use the fajita seasoning though. I'll give these a try.

      You have some great recipes that you are sharing ! ThankYou!
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      because those who mind don't matter,
      and those who matter don't mind. - Dr. Seuss


        Re: Taco Tarts

        I love anything Mex, so this is a good idea to me. Thanks!!!!!!!!!
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