Taco Ranch Bites

Friday, August 31, 2018

Taco Ranch Bites - seriously delicious!! Only 6 ingredients! Ground beef, taco seasoning, diced tomatoes and green chiles, cheddar cheese, ranch dressing and phyllo tart shells. Can make ahead and refrigerate or freeze for later. I always have a batch in the freezer for a quick snack! Great for tailgating and parties! I never come home with leftovers. Everyone LOVES these cheesy taco bites. #tailgating #taco #beef #ranch #appetizer #partyfood #freezermeal

Taco Ranch Bites - seriously delicious!! Only 6 ingredients! Ground beef, taco seasoning, diced tomatoes and green chiles, cheddar cheese, ranch dressing and phyllo tart shells. Can make ahead and refrigerate or freeze for later. I always have a batch in the freezer for a quick snack! Great for tailgating and parties! I never come home with leftovers. Everyone LOVES these cheesy taco bites. #tailgating #taco #beef #ranch #appetizer #partyfood #freezermeal

It is FINALLY college football season. This weekend all the big dogs are playing. It's like Christmas in our house! I'm making lots of food for us to snack on while watching all the games. These Taco Ranch Bites are definitely on the menu! Taco Meat, ranch dressing, cheese and diced tomatoes and green chiles baked in phyllo tarts. Seriously delicious! I ate WAY TOO many of these things when I created them. I can not wait to make this again this weekend!

You can make these Taco Ranch Bites ahead of time and refrigerate or freeze for a quick snack later. I keep the trays and boxes of phyllo tarts and just freeze them in that. Works great! You can bake them from frozen - just add a minute or two to the cooking time.

We LOVE these easy Taco Ranch Bites. This recipe makes 60 bites, so it is perfect for a crowd!! These bites taste great hot our of the oven or room temperature. Give these a try for your next party! I promise there won't be any leftovers!! YUM!

Just a quick note - these Taco Ranch Tarts are made with phyllo tart shells. Look for the phyllo tart shells in the frozen dessert section - near the puff pastry.

Taco Ranch Bites - seriously delicious!! Only 6 ingredients! Ground beef, taco seasoning, diced tomatoes and green chiles, cheddar cheese, ranch dressing and phyllo tart shells. Can make ahead and refrigerate or freeze for later. I always have a batch in the freezer for a quick snack! Great for tailgating and parties! I never come home with leftovers. Everyone LOVES these cheesy taco bites. #tailgating #taco #beef #ranch #appetizer #partyfood #freezermeal

Taco Ranch Bites - seriously delicious!! Only 6 ingredients! Ground beef, taco seasoning, diced tomatoes and green chiles, cheddar cheese, ranch dressing and phyllo tart shells. Can make ahead and refrigerate or freeze for later. I always have a batch in the freezer for a quick snack! Great for tailgating and parties! I never come home with leftovers. Everyone LOVES these cheesy taco bites. #tailgating #taco #beef #ranch #appetizer #partyfood #freezermeal

Taco Ranch Bites - seriously delicious!! Only 6 ingredients! Ground beef, taco seasoning, diced tomatoes and green chiles, cheddar cheese, ranch dressing and phyllo tart shells. Can make ahead and refrigerate or freeze for later. I always have a batch in the freezer for a quick snack! Great for tailgating and parties! I never come home with leftovers. Everyone LOVES these cheesy taco bites. #tailgating #taco #beef #ranch #appetizer #partyfood #freezermeal



Taco Ranch Bites - seriously delicious!! Only 6 ingredients! Ground beef, taco seasoning, diced tomatoes and green chiles, cheddar cheese, ranch dressing and phyllo tart shells. Can make ahead and refrigerate or freeze for later. I always have a batch in the freezer for a quick snack! Great for tailgating and parties! I never come home with leftovers. Everyone LOVES these cheesy taco bites. #tailgating #taco #beef #ranch #appetizer #partyfood #freezermeal
Taco Ranch Bites - seriously delicious!! Only 6 ingredients! Ground beef, taco seasoning, diced tomatoes and green chiles, cheddar cheese, ranch dressing and phyllo tart shells. Can make ahead and refrigerate or freeze for later. I always have a batch in the freezer for a quick snack! Great for tailgating and parties! I never come home with leftovers. Everyone LOVES these cheesy taco bites. #tailgating #taco #beef #ranch #appetizer #partyfood #freezermeal
Taco Ranch Bites - seriously delicious!! Only 6 ingredients! Ground beef, taco seasoning, diced tomatoes and green chiles, cheddar cheese, ranch dressing and phyllo tart shells. Can make ahead and refrigerate or freeze for later. I always have a batch in the freezer for a quick snack! Great for tailgating and parties! I never come home with leftovers. Everyone LOVES these cheesy taco bites. #tailgating #taco #beef #ranch #appetizer #partyfood #freezermeal
Taco Ranch Bites - seriously delicious!! Only 6 ingredients! Ground beef, taco seasoning, diced tomatoes and green chiles, cheddar cheese, ranch dressing and phyllo tart shells. Can make ahead and refrigerate or freeze for later. I always have a batch in the freezer for a quick snack! Great for tailgating and parties! I never come home with leftovers. Everyone LOVES these cheesy taco bites. #tailgating #taco #beef #ranch #appetizer #partyfood #freezermeal
Taco Ranch Bites - seriously delicious!! Only 6 ingredients! Ground beef, taco seasoning, diced tomatoes and green chiles, cheddar cheese, ranch dressing and phyllo tart shells. Can make ahead and refrigerate or freeze for later. I always have a batch in the freezer for a quick snack! Great for tailgating and parties! I never come home with leftovers. Everyone LOVES these cheesy taco bites. #tailgating #taco #beef #ranch #appetizer #partyfood #freezermeal
Taco Ranch Bites - seriously delicious!! Only 6 ingredients! Ground beef, taco seasoning, diced tomatoes and green chiles, cheddar cheese, ranch dressing and phyllo tart shells. Can make ahead and refrigerate or freeze for later. I always have a batch in the freezer for a quick snack! Great for tailgating and parties! I never come home with leftovers. Everyone LOVES these cheesy taco bites. #tailgating #taco #beef #ranch #appetizer #partyfood #freezermeal





appetizer, taco, tailgating, beef, ranch
appetizer
Mexican
Yield: 75 bites

Taco Ranch Bites

prep time: 10 minscook time: 8 minstotal time: 18 mins
Taco Ranch Bites - seriously delicious!! Only 6 ingredients! Ground beef, taco seasoning, diced tomatoes and green chiles, cheddar cheese, ranch and phyllo tart shells. Can make ahead and refrigerate or freeze for later. I always have a batch in the freezer for a quick snack! Great for tailgating and parties! I never come home with leftovers. Everyone LOVES these cheesy taco bites. #tailgating #taco #beef #ranch #appetizer #partyfood #freezermeal

ingredients:


instructions:


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. In a skillet, cook ground beef until no longer pink. Drain fat.
  3. Add taco seasoning and diced tomatoes and green chiles. Stir and cook for 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  4. Combine shredded cheddar cheese, Ranch dressing and taco meat.
  5. Spoon taco meat mixture into frozen phyllo tart shells. You can freeze for later at this point.
  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until cheese melts.  (Add 2-3 minutes to baking time if baking frozen tarts).




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21 comments

  1. Those little babies look delicious and so easy to make.

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  2. I'm attempting to assemble these right now but am confused as to how to assemble them in the shells. Am i missing the instruction part for this?

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  3. Do I need a mini tart pan for these? Or will they hold up just fine on a cookie sheet? I’ve never worked with phyllo tart shells before.

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  4. Looks like you could just use Tostito's Scoops?

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    1. I haven’t tried this with scoops so I can’t say with certainty

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    2. I do this with Scoops all the time.

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  5. CGiz ... did you assemble the day of ...

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  6. These look and sound great! I might toss a little cream cheese in there too! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Do you heat these up after they have been frozen or eat cold?

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  8. Do the phyllo cups have to be frozen? I have ones that are room temperature from my store. Will they still hold up well?

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  9. Stephanie, my husband and I went to a NYE party last night and I was asked to bring an appetizer. I made these Taco Ranch Bites. There were many appetizers there, but mine was gone in a flash, shortly after I arrived. I will be making these whenever we go to a function at our clubhouse. They are absolutely delicious, just the right amount of heat for me and I guess everyone else at the party. I've gotten so many wonderful recipes from you. Thank you so much. Nancy

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  10. How many taco bites does this make?

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  11. My husband is always looking for a quick snack. These will be great. Can't wait to make them.

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  12. I had the same question and re read the recipe in case I missed it...Looks like it makes 75. Recipe calls for 5 (15 count). packages of tart shells. It's a lot! Hope this helps you. ;-)

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  13. I wonder if you can use the yogurt ranch dressing, to save on some calories. These look ready good, they might even be good with salsa ranch dressing also.

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    1. Tammy, if you try it with yogurt ranch dressing, please let us know how it worked

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