Thursday, February 9, 2012

Cupcake Tacos

Several people have asked for the recipe I used for cupcake tacos.  Yes, I did get the recipe off of Pinterest.  I enjoy cooking and it's always fun to try new recipes.  Pinterest if full of recipes just waiting to be tried!

I got the actual recipe from a blog called Emily Bites ( It is filled with great recipes and most of them are healthy.  I recommend checking it out if you get the chance.

Here is the recipe for Taco Cupcakes.

1 ½ t chili oil 
½ lb ground beef
1 T taco seasoning
¾ c canned black beans, drained and rinsed
16 wonton wrappers 
5 T + 1 t of queso dip or salsa con queso
1 c chunky salsa 
1 c reduced fat shredded Mexican cheese 

1.    Pre-heat the oven to 375. Lightly spray muffin tin with cooking spray and set aside.

2.    Heat chili oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat (I couldn't actually find the chili oil.  It is supposed to be in the Asian section of the super market, but wasn't there when I tried to find it. I ended up using olive oil.  HOWEVER, after making them I don't really think the oil is necessary).  Add the ground beef and taco seasoning and brown beef. Add black beans and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until warm.

3.    Place a wonton wrapper into the bottom of each cup in the muffin tin. Spoon a teaspoon of queso dip into each wonton wrapper and spread across the bottom. Follow by spooning some of the meat mixture into each cup (using only half the total mixture) and then splitting ½ cup of the salsa evenly into each cup. Sprinkle about half the shredded Mexican cheese evenly over the top of each cup. Press another wonton wrapper on top and repeat the layering steps with the remaining ingredients.

4.    Bake for 18-20 minutes until golden brown. Let cool 5 minutes before removing from muffin tin.

I made two pans of taco cupcakes, one using the wonton wrappers and one using corn tortillas.  The ones made with wontons were greasier than the ones made with corn tortillas and my sons seemed to prefer the corn tortillas. My two sons loved these.  My oldest, who is a very picky eater, even asked if I would make them again sometime.  If you enjoy these she also has recipes for lasagna cupcakes and cheeseburger cupcakes on her blog.  I plan to try them in the near future as well.  

Happy cooking! 

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