Tortilla Chip Filling (see below)
1 lb lean ground beef
2 Tablespoons of taco seasoning mix
2 Tablespoons of ice water
1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese (4 ounces)
Tortilla Chip Filling:
1/2 pint dairy sour cream (1 cup)
2 Tablespoons of taco sauce
2 ounces of chopped ripe olives
3/4 cup coarsely crushed tortilla chips
Preheat oven to 425. Prepare tortilla chip filling and set aside. In a medium bowl, mix beef, taco seasoning mix and ice water with hands. Press into bottom and sides of 1 1/2 inch miniature muffin cups, forming a shell. Place a spoonful of filling into each shell, mounded slightly. Sprinkle cheddar cheese over tops. Bake 7-8 minutes With the tip of a knife, remove tartlets from pan. Serve immediately or cool and freeze.
Makes about 30 appetizers
For a main dish pie, substitute a 9 inch plate for muffin cups. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 45 minutes. Makes 6 main-dish servings.