Mini Mexican Tortilla Bowl Appetizer

These Mexican appetizers are mini flavor bombs. So how hot should they be? Well, I like them to burn on day two but it is up to you how hot the appetizer should be.

Mini Mexican Tortilla Appetizer As Hot As Yoy Like It

When I eat these with my two boys I don’t make them hot and I serve them as a DIY appetizer. When I use appetizers as a “Tapas table” I like to serve them as a DIY.  There is just something about sitting at a table full of different flavors fresh and delicious. The Danish word for that is “Hygge”, well yes I’m from Denmark.

This appetizer is for a more informal gathering like a family gathering, sports event, or anything that does not require a “smoking” NOT a cigarette.

So how hot should these appetizer devils be? Well, you know your guests so it will be up to you how hard you want to punish your guests. 

Feel free to change the recipe as you see fit. I believe if you follow the recipe just a little this Mexican appetizer will become a crowd-pleaser. I really do think this appetizer should be served as a “DIY” appetizer but I will leave that up to you.

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Now go make some appetizers.

Mexican Appetizer
Mini Tortilla Appetizer


500g minced beef 8-12% (17.636981 ounces) not approximately, but spot on

1 can of corn

1 of whatever Mexican seasoning you like

Mini Tortilla Bowls (I use Old El Paso)

Chilli (it’s up to you but please taste before you serve)



Sprinkle with red onion (when served assembled)

Sprinkle with parsley (when served assembled)



  1. Put your pan on the hob over medium heat. Add 1 tbsp oil and leave it for 1-2 minutes until hot
  2. Add one chopped onion
  3. Add the minced beef and cook until well done.
  4. Add the Mexican seasoning
  5. Add chili “as hot as you like it”
  6. Add one can of corn 
  7. Use a sieve to remove most liquids

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