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Mini Taco Bites Recipe

Mini Taco Bites Recipe

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Adorable scoops taco bites featuring meat, rice, and your favorite taco fixin’s, loaded into scoops tortilla chips.
Course Lunch, Lunch & Dinner, Snack
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword how to make taco bites, mini taco bites, scoops taco bites, taco bites
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Servings 4 servings
Calories 603


Meat & Rice Mixture

  • drizzle of oil
  • ½ cup onions
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 Tbsp taco seasoning
  • 1 cup cooked white rice

Taco Bites Assembly

  • scoops tortillas chips
  • shredded cheese
  • shredded lettuce
  • guacamole
  • salsa


  • In a saucepan over medium-high heat, add a drizzle of oil and chopped onions. Saute until tender, 3-4 minutes.
  • Add ground meat, breaking it up into large pieces at first to allow it to brown. Flip large sections of meat and gradually break into smaller pieces as meat cooks. Season to taste with taco seasoning.
  • Once meat is cooked, add in cooked white rice. (You can cook this separately over the stove ahead of time, or use microwaveable frozen rice like I did!)
  • If prepping for lunches ahead of time, store cooked meat and rice mixture in an airtight container in the fridge until the time of assembly. Store separately from other taco bites components (like shredded cheese, lettuce, salsa, chips, etc.)
  • To assemble taco bites, fill scoop-shaped tortilla chips with cooked meat and rice mixture. (Reheat mixture as needed.) Top each bite with some cheese, lettuce, guacamole, salsa, or whichever toppings you enjoy!


*Nutrition provided below for ¼ of meat & rice mixture, assembled with 1 serving (13) scoops tortilla chips and a few tablespoons of toppings listed above.


Calories: 603kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 38g | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g