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Taco Teasers

Yield 40 appetizer servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 (1 1/4-ounce) envelope taco seasoning mix
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack or Cheddar cheese
  • 40 won ton wrappers
  • Vegetable oil
  • Tex-Mex Mayonnaise or sour cream and salsa

How to Make It

  1. Cook first 3 ingredients in a large nonstick skillet, stirring until beef crumbles and is no longer pink. Drain and return beef mixture to skillet. Add 1/4 cup water and taco seasoning.

  2. Simmer 3 to 4 minutes or until liquid evaporates. Remove from heat, and stir in cheese.

  3. Spoon 1 level tablespoon of mixture onto center of each won ton wrapper.

  4. Moisten won ton wrapper edges with water. Bring corners together, pressing to seal.

  5. Pour oil to a depth of 2 inches into a Dutch oven; heat to 365°. Fry filled won tons, in batches, 2 minutes on each side or until golden. Drain on wire racks over paper towels.

  6. Note: Store uncooked appetizers in an airtight container in freezer up to 1 month. Fry, unthawed, in hot oil 2 1/2 minutes on each side or until golden.