Thursday, January 29, 2009

Super Bites

I had some leftover Taco Meat mixture from my taco salad and I used it to make a batch of "bites" you know my little crustless quiches.

They were lunch with little green salad today (they are great with soup too) but these (and the 47 other versions I've made... well not quite 47 but pretty damn close) would be a GREAT appetizer for Super Bowl Sunday. You can crank out a ton in no time flat. Just be sure to call them "bites" versus crustless quiches for the manliness factor ;)

Quick, cheap, weight loss surgery friendly (though no one will know) and super yummy!


Shelly's Taco Bites

1 cup of Leftover Taco Salad Meat Mixture (click on link for recipe)
1/2 cup Mexican Blend Cheese, shredded (Monterrey Jack, Jalapeno Jack, Colby or a combo)
5 Eggs, beaten
1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
a few twists of Black Pepper

Mix all ingredients together.

Spoon into lightly greased (Pam works great) mini muffin tins.

Bake for 30 minutes at 350. Makes 24.


Other Eggface "Bites" (think crustless quiches):

Shelly's Beef Fiesta Bites
Shelly's Italian Crab Bites
Shelly's Breakfast Bites
Shelly's Pizza Bites
Shelly's Bacon & Swiss Bites
Shelly's Stuffed Pizza Bites
Shelly's Spamtastic Bites with Tropical Dipping Sauce
Shelly's Foo Rangoon Bites
Shelly's Ham Fiesta Bites


Shelly's Spinach & Feta Bites (vegetarian)
Shelly's Artichoke Florentine Bites (vegetarian)
Shelly's Zucchini Bites (vegetarian)
Shelly's Mushroom Bites (vegetarian)
Shelly's Bruschetta Bites (vegetarian)
Shelly's Southwest Bites (vegetarian)

All my bites freeze well. Just defrost in the fridge and reheat. I prefer a toaster oven for reheating but a microwave or regular oven will work fine too.

6 comments:

Jen said...

I've been making some of your bites but was just wondering if you have made them before in regular sized muffin tins? Do they turn out as well? Should I adjust the cooking times?

And by the way, I love them!

Michelle "Shelly" said...

TY. I haven't made regular sized ones 'cause I like the portion control of the itsy bitsy ones but I think it would be close to 30 minutes... I have made a pyrex dish version (one big quiche) and it was the same.

Glad you enjoy them,
~Michelle

MindyNTexas said...

What an AWESOME recipe and I LOVE your site just found it !

luvduck84 said...

I can't wait to make some of these bites! They look delicious

lclemur said...

I wonder if you have any nutritional information for these. I am trying to find out how much of my protein requirements are fulfilled. Also, I need to keep track of my carbs. I know that there is a sight to plug in the ingredients, but I don't know what it is.

Michelle "Shelly" said...

If you Google "Recipe Calculator" you will get a bunch... sparkpeople.com myfitnesspal.com both are ones I use often. I do not include the info because that can vary so much based on brands or fat content of items, and portion size.