Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Cute Little Tacos

_MG_3249.jpgHow was your New Year's Eve? We didn't make it to midnight, but we did have a few friends over for an evening of cards and appetizers. My Lutheran Stud was in bed before our guests even left. That's how we roll when we have to get up early the next morning. :)
_MG_3251.jpgOne of the appetizers I made for the evening were these adorable taco cups. Aren't they cute? They're super easy to make too.
_MG_3231.jpgI purchase wonton wrappers from a local Asian store for a dollar and some change. These are like taco shells for our purposes. 
_MG_3233.jpgCook up some taco meat or whatever you like in your tacos. We like beans as well as meat.
_MG_3236.jpgFill your taco with your favorite toppings. I used ground beef, refried beans, diced tomatoes, black beans, and cheddar cheese. You can mix it up however you want. Then top your cup with another wonton wrapper and do it all over again.
_MG_3237.jpgI like to change things up on the top layer. I just added beans, tomatoes, and cheese.
_MG_3240.jpgBake them in the oven until the wrappers are brown and the cheese is melted.
_MG_3241.jpgHow delicious does that look? These are perfect for little ones because they are just their size.
_MG_3244.jpgThese little cups pop out so easily. Load up a pretty tray and serve with sour cream, guacamole, or salsa.

Mini Taco Cups
approximately 36 cups
  • 72 wonton wrappers (I used extra thin wrappers)
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1-15 oz can refried beans
  • 1-15 oz can black beans
  • 3 small diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups shredded cheese (sharp cheddar or Mexican blend)
Toppings (optional)
  • sour cream
  • salsa
  • guacamole
Preheat 375˚F. Line greased muffin pan with wonton wrappers. Fill cups with meat, beans, tomatoes, and cheese. Place another wonton wrapper on top and repeat layers. Place muffin pans in over and bake for 15-20 minutes until wrappers are golden brown and cheese is melted. Serve with toppings if desired. 


marisa said...

Genius! really. My kids would love these!

Cathy said...

These look so good! Do they get soggy if they're made ahead? Do you bake them right before eating? Thanks.

JAN said...

My kids keep asking for them. We had leftovers for dinner the other night and they kept wanting more.

I'm not sure if they get soggy if they sit for awhile. They do reheat well. I just stick them on a regular baking sheet and baked them until they were warm.