Baja Bites

  I have the most thoughtful ladies in my life!  My friend, Kalene, knew I was having a particularly busy week, and she made some amazing food to share with us:

Baja, Black Beans, Corn & Rice.  Oh my yummy goodness!!!

  She got this recipe from her friend, Carolyn, who just so happens to be a 4 little Ferguson’s blog reader.

{Hi Carolyn!}

  Well, Carolyn had given some of this filling to Kalene and Jason, who stuffed some egg rolls with it, and fried them up nice and golden in their Fry Daddy. YUM! 

Sounds like those Southwest Egg Rolls you can get at Chili’s. 

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  Well, when Kalene made me a batch of filling, I had it in my head that I needed WONTON wrappers, not Egg Roll Wrappers. Oops! 

  It turned out to be no mistake at all! These crispy cups are easy and no frying.  They actually get nice and crisp in the oven!  These Bites would be great as an appetizer, as well. 

  We ate them as our whole meal, and we went through 36 of them.  The big kids had SEVEN each!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I think its safe to say they liked this fun hand-held Mexican dinner.

Baja Bites

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups Taco Seasoned, Shredded, Cooked Chicken
  • 6 cups Cooked Rice
  • 15 ounces, weight Can Black Beans, Drained And Rinsed
  • 15 ounces, weight Can Of Corn, Drained
  • 4 whole Tomatoes, Diced
  • ½ cubes Red Onion, Chopped
  • 1 cup Cilantro, Snipped
  • 1 whole Jalapeno, Seeded And Diced
  • 2 Tablespoons Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • ½ teaspoons Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 2 dashes Hot Sauce
  • 2 cups Taco Cheese, Divided Use
  • 36 wheels Won Ton Wrappers
  • Sour Cream And Fresh Salsa

reparation Instructions

Cover chicken in water and boil over medium heat until cooked through. Drain and shred with 2 forks, sprinkle with Taco Seasoning, to taste and stir until evenly coated.
Cook rice according to package directions. Dice tomatoes, chop onion, snip cilantro.
In a medium bowl, combine black beans, corn, tomatoes, onion, cilantro, jalapeno, lime juice, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and hot sauce. Stir in rice and chicken.
Spray muffin tins and place a Wonton wrapper in each spot, spray with more oil and bake for 6 minutes at 350 F. Remove from oven and carefully fill each cup with Baja filling. Top with remaining taco cheese and bake an additional 6 minutes, or until golden brown on the edges.

Serve hot with a dollop of sour cream and a spoonful of fresh salsa.

 This filling would also be delicious in a bowl with some chips, or in burritos…

Enjoy these FABULOUS Baja Bites!

~T

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