Here’s a really quick and yummy appetizer that I made today for a Fiesta San Antonio party!
1 (8 oz) bag pre-cooked beef fajita meat*, chopped
1/2 c diced tomatoes
2 T taco seasoning
Velveeta Mexican Blend cheese, cut into 1″ squares
Approximately 20 wonton wrappers (found in the produce section of your local grocery store)
1/3 c shredded cheddar cheese
Pre-heat oven to 375°. Place chopped beef fajita meat in skillet on medium heat. Add tomatoes and taco seasoning. Heat thoroughly. Place wonton wrappers into mini cupcake pan, add a piece of Velveeta cheese, spoonful of meat, and tomato mixture. Sprinkle with shredded cheese. Fold in corners of wontons.** Bake for 7-8 minutes.
Serve with sour cream and/or salsa for dipping.
*Can be substituted with chopped chicken fajita meat
**The photo in this recipe shows the wontons unfolded. I found that folding the corners in made for an easier, less crunchy bite size portion.
I have come to realize that jalapeños are an essential part of Texas. I’ve never disliked these hot little things but never had a yearning to cook with them until our move to the Lone Star state.
I found a great recipe for stuffed jalapeños on the grill that I’ve added my own twist to. Very simple recipe and easy to prep! Enjoy!
6 Jalapeños, cut in half and seeds removed
1 block cream cheese
1/3 c sun dried tomatoes in oil, diced
1 tsp garlic powder
6 strips bacon cut in half
Bring cream cheese to room temperature and combine sun dried tomatoes and garlic powder until well blended. Spoon cream cheese mixture into middle of jalapeños and wrap with bacon. Secure with toothpick and grill.
*Note: to keep toothpick from burning, soak in water before use.
I originally found this craft idea on Pinterest (imagine that!) but I wanted to share how I did them just in case there’s one person out there who isn’t a Pinterest addict like I am. This craft is super easy, but I did find it time consuming because I’m a perfectionist. This is a great gift idea for Christmas or even Mother’s Day.