I’m always on the lookout for easy lunch ideas that I can make for the kids and myself. These mini taco salad bites have become one of my favorite to to easy Summer lunch ideas! They also make a great appetizer to bring to a party. The best part? They are so easy to make!
You’ll need Simek’s Mini Beef Meatballs (found in the freezer section at your Walmart or Cub Foods), tortilla chips in the shape of little bowls (like the scoops variety), shredded lettuce, sour cream, shredded taco cheese and optionally you can add salsa and tomatoes.
Begin by spreading the meatballs out on a baking sheet. Bake them according to package directions, 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
While your meatballs are cooking spread out your chips on a pan or a platter. You don’t need to cook them but I used a pan to make assembly and transporting them easier. We used two different varieties of chips. I had plain tortilla scoops and fajita scoops which were my favorite. Place some lettuce inside the bottom of each scoop.
Then put your sour cream into a zip top bag and snip the corner so you can easily squeeze it into each of the little chip bowls.
Now top the sour cream with a Simek’s mini beef meatball. These meatballs are so tasty! I also left some plain in a bowl and the kids were just popping them into their mouth while I assembled the mini taco salads.
Now top with taco cheese.
Drizzle some taco sauce or salsa on the top of each mini taco salad.
Then I topped them with some sliced green onions. I left them off for the kids mini taco salads 🙂 These taste incredible! I love that they are bite size and you can just pop them in your mouth. They are the perfect Summer lunch idea or appetizer for any gathering. These are SO yummy and the kids love them too. I think kids love anything mini!
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If you want even more kid-friendly ideas check out these other recipes from Simek’s!
What would you make with these tasty mini meatballs?