Quick Picadillo Mini Tacos
Or spoon meat mixture into scoop-shaped tortilla or corn chips. Top with shredded lettuce, shredded cheese and the almond mixture.
Party for 8:
Prepare as above except use 8 to 10 miniature taco shells, 6 ounces ground beef or bulk pork sausage, 2 tablespoons onion, 1/2 of a 15-ounce can chili beans with chili gravy, 1/4 cup sliced green olives, 2 tablespoons raisins or mixed dried fruit bits, 1 tablespoon butter, 2 tablespoons almonds, and 2 tablespoons finely snipped cilantro.
Prepare beef mixture as directed in Step 1; cool slightly. Place in an airtight container and chill for up to 2 days. Reheat before serving. Prepare the almond topper as directed in Step 2 up to 3 hours ahead; cover and store at room temperature.