Sausage, Chili & Cheese Tartlets


Sausage, Chili & Cheese Tartlets

These are a classic my mother has been making for years. These tiny, bite-sized bites of mexican flavours are seriously addicting. They’re easy to make ahead and throw together when you arrive at your destination. So good luck trying to eat just one.

INGREDIENTS

3 tbs olive oil
24 Wonton wrappers
1/2 cup sour cream
4 green onions, finely chopped

For the filling:
3/4 lb sweet italian sausage, casing removed
1/2 cup medium bottled salsa (do not use chunky style)
1/2 cup loosely packed mild cheddar, shredded
1/2 cup loosely packed old cheddar, shredded
4-oz can diced green chilies*

*Found in the Mexican section of your local grocer

INSTRUCTIONS

Preheat oven to 350F.

Cook sausage in heavy skillet over medium-high heat until fully cooked, breaking it up with a fork as it cooks. Drain off the fat. Add salsa, cheeses, and green chilies to skillet. Simmer until mixture thickens, about 5 mins.

Brush mini-muffin tin with olive oil. Press one wonton wrapper into each muffin cup (let edges stick out top). Bake until wonton wrapper edges begin to brown and bottoms are firm, about 10 mins. If edges brown too quickly, take out of muffin tins and finish on baking sheet.

In order to make ahead, leave these in an air-tight container at room temperature for up to one day. When ready to serve, fill each wrapper with a spoonful of the warm sausage mixture. Top with a dollop of sour cream and sprinkle with green onions.

Makes 24

Recipe adapted from Bon Appétit

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