Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone! I hope everyone’s day is filled with fun and friends, I know mine will be. The last thing you want to be doing on a day of celebration is to be sitting in the kitchen slaving away over hour long recipes to impress your guests. I normally make all of my doughs from scratch but with wanting to spend less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying the time with my friends, this quick recipe uses the crescent roll dough from Pilsbury.
These addictive taco bites are small and easy to transport to any party you are going to today!
Ingredients for Taco Bites:
1 lb ground beef
½ tsp paprika
Salt & Pepper
1 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
2 cups cheddar cheese
1 cup salsa
1 tsp adobo sauce
2 pkgs pilsbury crescent roll dough
2 scallions to top finished product
Ingredients for Chipotle Sauce:
3 chipotle chilis in adobo sauce
1 tbl adobo sauce
dash of paprika
½ lime, juice
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
To make the taco filling, in a medium skillet, on medium heat, cook ground beef for 5-7 minutes or until brown in color. Season with paprika, salt, and pepper. Add in both cheeses, salsa, and 1 tsp. adobe sauce from the adobe chili pepper can. Cook for about 3 minutes or until cheese is melted. Make sure to continually stir so that all ingredients are well combined. Remove from heat.
Roll out the dough from the Pilsbury crescent rolls. Push together the creases of where the crescent rolls would be cut, you want to form one long sheet of dough. Cut the dough into 1 in squares.
Grease the bottoms of a mini muffin tin (this will make 36 mini muffins). Place the dough squares into a mini muffin tin. Push the dough down so that it takes on the shape of the tin. Fill to the top with the ground beef mixture.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes.
To make the chipotle sauce, combine all ingredients in a food processor and puree. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Thinly chop the two scallions. Remove the taco bites from the oven and let cool slightly. Place on serving plate and using a plastic squeeze bottle, squeeze the chipotle sauce over the taco bites. Top with scallions.