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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat taco shells according to package directions; set shells aside. In a large skillet, cook ground beef and onion until meat is brown and onion is tender. Drain off fat. Stir in undrained chili beans; heat through. Slightly mash beans with a potato masher or the back of a wooden spoon. Stir in olives and raisins.

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  • Meanwhile, for almond topper, in a medium skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add almonds; cook and stir for 1 to 2 minutes or until lightly toasted. Remove from heat; cool 5 minutes. Stir in cilantro.

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  • To serve, if desired, place some shredded lettuce in bottoms of taco shells. Spoon hot filling into taco shells. Or keep filling warm in a 1-1/2-quart slow cooker and let guests fill the shells. Sprinkle each taco with almond topper. Serve on a bed of shredded lettuce and sprinkle with a little shredded cheese, if desired. Makes 18 to 20 mini tacos.

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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.

Tips

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.

Nutrition Facts

113 calories; 6 g total fat; 2 g saturated fat; 0 g polyunsaturated fat; 2 g monounsaturated fat; 14 mg cholesterol; 184 mg sodium. 97 mg potassium; 9 g carbohydrates; 2 g fiber; 6 g protein; 97 IU vitamin a; 1 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 1 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 4 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 20 mg calcium; 1 mg iron;

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