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Taco Beef Nuggets Recipe

Prep Time
25 min
Total Time
50 min
4 servings
In this Recipe

Here’s a fun recipe from the Beef Council to make bite sized Taco Nuggets for dipping and snacking. Great for game day or any time you’re looking for appetizers try making this recipe next time you’re craving tacos!


  • 1 lb Leahy’s Angus Ground Beef
  • 1 can Green Chilies (chopped)
  • 2 cup Tortilla Chips (crushed)
  • 16 slice Colby Jack Cheese (1/2″ cubes)
  • 1 Egg White
  • 2 Tbsp Taco Seasoning
  • 6 Tbsp Taco Sauce
  • 3 Tbsp Honey


  1. Heat oven to 400°F. Combine Ground Beef, taco seasoning and green chilies in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Divide beef mixture into 16 portions; shape each portion around a cheese cube, completely covering cheese.

  2. Beat egg white with water in shallow dish until blended. Place chips in second shallow dish. Dip each meatball into egg white mixture, then into chips to coat completely. Press each meatball with palm into a flattened nugget shape, generously coating both sides of nugget with chips.

  3. Spray large baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Place nuggets in baking pan; spray tops of nuggets generously with nonstick cooking spray. Bake in 400°F oven 15 to 20 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile combine sauce ingredients in small microwave-safe dish. Microwave on HIGH 30 seconds or until warm. Serve nuggets with sauce.

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