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Taco Bagel Mini’s + GIVEAWAY!


I’m back with another post highlighting my love of cheese with Crystal Farms®! Last month, I surprised myself and made a fantastic side dish featuring Crystal Farms® Gouda shredded cheese in the dish Bacon Gouda Spaezle! I suffered from heavy creators block this past week because I’ve been feeling pretty overwhelmed with life lately with the Holidays being here! With the theme of creating an appetizer, I made these easy Taco Bagel Mini’s!

Cook your ground beef in a pan until browned, add in a packet of taco seasoning. I did not add an entire packet, but mainly just eyeballed it and taste tested to my liking! 

Toast your mini bagels, and gather your toppings. For the cheese, I chose the Mexican variety – mixtures of Cheddar and Monterey Jack plus taco seasoning – from Crystal Farms® but there are also so many other options of shredded cheese to choose from as well, including 2 other kinds of Mexican varieties! 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and add the ground beef and top with cheese! LOTS OF CHEESE! When I made these, for some reason, I skimped on the cheese and wished I had added more, so don’t be shy! 

Bake for 5-7 minutes eyeing the bagels until cheese has melted. Top with desired toppings – lettuce & tomatoes – or anything else that sparks your fancy!

Serve with sour cream or any other dipping sauce you prefer! These make a great appetizer choice because they are so easy and fairly fast! You can make the ground beef the night before to save time too! 


To win 3 free product coupons to buy Crystal Farms cheese products, tell me What recipe would you make?! You can leave as many comments as you like as long as each comment has a different recipe mentioned! Please also include your email 😀



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    Mary Hunnicutt
    December 5, 2017 at 11:11 am

    These are perfect for the holidays and so easy to make! I am pinning this for the next time we host the youth group!

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    December 6, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    These are perfect for tailgating!

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    Marvellina | What To Cook Today
    December 6, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    These look REALLY Good!!!!

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    December 6, 2017 at 8:12 pm

    Oh those look so good!!! I would love to make their Stuffed Baby Peppers recipe! Our family loves peppers, we love to grow them in the summer!

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    Ashley Kolpak
    December 8, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    I would make the bacon cheddar dip and use the sharp cheddar

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    Jennifer Hess
    December 8, 2017 at 10:55 pm

    The Fried MAC and Cheese Bites sounds amazing and I bet my family would love them.

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    December 8, 2017 at 11:54 pm

    Oh they have some GREAT looking recipes on their website! I would also love to make their Spinach & Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken recipe!

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    Lisa @ Midwest Glam
    December 9, 2017 at 1:21 am

    I’ll have to try these out for my son. This is totally up his alley! In fact I know a few people who would love these cute little taco bagels. Very creative!

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    December 9, 2017 at 9:21 am

    I would make Crustless Quiche Lorraine.

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    December 9, 2017 at 10:34 am

    I would love to make the Slow Cooker Cheesy Ranch Chicken pasta recipe! There are a lot of tasty ingredients in it.

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    Mary Beth Elderton
    December 9, 2017 at 11:33 am

    As a Tex Mex lover, the Cowboy Chili Skillet Nachos sounds delicious!

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    Ana S.
    December 9, 2017 at 1:03 pm

    the Cowboy Chili Skillet Nachos sound so fun to make ! My kids will love them!! 💕

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    tiffany dayton
    December 9, 2017 at 3:09 pm

    I would like to try the Sizzling Juicy Lucy Burgers.

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    December 9, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    I would make the veggie fajita quesadillas

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    Christine Labelle
    December 9, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    The taco bagel minis look delicious! I make something my family calls meat cupcakes. It is ground beef, cooked with barbeque sauce and onions. You spread biscuits into a muffin tins, fill with the meat and top with cheddar cheese. They are delicious and portable!

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    Steve Weber
    December 9, 2017 at 7:07 pm

    I would make Crustless Quiche Lorraine.

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    Wendy R.
    December 9, 2017 at 9:05 pm

    Sounds good! I would like to make the recipe for Slow Cooker Cheesy Ranch Chicken Pasta too.

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    December 10, 2017 at 11:33 am

    I would make the 5 layer taco dip- yummy.

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    Alexandra Y
    December 10, 2017 at 8:26 pm

    I would try the stuffed baby peppers.

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    December 10, 2017 at 11:40 pm

    I would make the 5 layer taco dip.

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    Will G
    December 10, 2017 at 11:42 pm

    Cheesy Hash Browns!

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    kathy eyre
    December 12, 2017 at 10:57 pm

    Tater Tot cassarole

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    Sarah K
    December 13, 2017 at 12:41 am

    Taco bagels

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    Dreama Villa
    December 13, 2017 at 4:01 am

    I would make the bacon cheddar dip. Sounds amazing!

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    December 13, 2017 at 11:34 am

    Tacos stuffed with Cheese (meat. lettuce, tomato not required).

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    December 14, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    Cheesy Hash Browns

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    December 15, 2017 at 8:53 am

    Classic Creamy Cheesecake

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    December 15, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    Oh I’d like to make the Taco Bagel Mini’s too!

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    December 16, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    Fried Mac & Cheese Bites

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    December 17, 2017 at 9:54 am

    Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken

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