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15 Min
15 Min


1 lb
ground beef
1 to 2 Tbsp
chili seasoning (link in comments below)
1 c
sour cream
1/2 bunch
fresh cilantro
1 tsp
each of salt & pepper
2 medium
2 medium
jalapeno or serrano pepper
3 to 4
green onions, thinly sliced
1 c
grated sharp cheddar cheese
1 tsp
granulated garlic (or garlic powder)
corn tortillas (or tortilla chips)


1Preheat oven to 350ºF

Line large cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside

Cut jalapeno peppers in half, remove stem, seeds and veins

Cut tomatoes into quarters

Cut stems off cilantro

Place pepper, tomatoes and 1/2 of cilantro in food processor and pulse until coarsely chopped. Leave in food processor for later use.

Reserve rest of cilantro leaves for garnish

Brown beef with half of chili seasoning, drain fat and set aside.
2Whisk together sour cream, salt, pepper, garlic and balance of chili seasoning

Set aside
3Place tortillas in a single layer on prepared cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes (until just barely turning brown)

Remove from oven and allow to cool; they will crisp up as they cool.
4Spread equal portions of mixtures on each tortilla in this order:

Browned and drained beef
Sour cream mixture
Tomato, jalapeno and cilantro mixture
Grated cheese

Turn oven to broil, return loaded tortillas to oven and broil until cheese is melted and bubbly (2-3 minutes)
5Transfer to serving platter, sprinkle green onions and reserved cilantro leaves on top.

Serve immediately while hot.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Meat Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Southwestern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy