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Spicy Chipotle Beef Bites

My H-E-B Texas Life Magazine, September 2011

Family-friendly

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Quick and easy

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Prep Time:

30 minutes

Cook Time:

20 minutes

Makes:

24 appetizers

Ingredients

•  Filling:

1  tsp.  H-E-B Extra Light Olive Oil

1/2  lb.  H-E-B Extra Lean Ground Beef

1  c.  H-E-B Chipotle Garlic Salsa

1/3  c.  crumbled H-E-B Cotija

•  Beef Bites:

2  c.  corn masa mix

1/4  c.  H-E-B The Baker's Scoop All Natural Purpose Flour

1  tsp.  salt

4  Tbsp.  H-E-B Extra Light Olive Oil

2  c.  warm water

Instructions


Heat a heavy bottom skillet over medium high heat 2 minutes. Add oil and ground beef. Cook until crumbly and brown. Add chipotle salsa. Reduce heat to low, cook 15 minutes. Place cooked meat mixture in a food processor, pulse a couple of times to a chunky texture. Set aside.

Combine remaining ingredients in a mixing bowl. Knead dough 1 minute. Divide into 24 balls. Place a dough ball between 2 sheets plastic wrap or wax paper. Use tortilla press or bottom of plate to press dough into 3-inch round. Place 1 tablespoon meat mixture in center, top with 1/2 teaspoon Cotija cheese. Bring three sides together and pinch corners almost closed. Spray with olive oil non-stick spray, place on a sprayed baking sheet.

Heat oven to 450°F. Bake Spicy Chipotle Beef Bites on center rack 20 minutes or until golden.
Nutritional Information
Serving size: 1, Calories: 200, Total Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 55mg, Sodium: 250mg, Carbohydrates: 11g, Dietary Fiber: 1g, Protein: 23g
Source:
My H-E-B Texas Life Magazine, September 2011

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