I absolutely love Pinterest for finding amazing dishes that real people are cooking and sharing the recipes for. I have found some new family favorites (like the Cowboy Casserole) and enjoyed experimenting with new ideas and making up new concoctions.
Months ago when I saw the Taco Cupcakes I knew I wanted to try it out. But, like most things on Pinterest, I repinned… and never looked at again. This week while shopping I noticed a package of won tons and remembered the Taco Cupcakes. I grabbed my iPhone – with the Pinterest app – and next thing I knew I was grabbing the ingredients. There were about 5 different pins for Taco Cupcakes – all with a little bit different ingredients. So in true Diva fashion I just basically threw them all together in one. It was perfect.
- 1lb ground chuck
- taco seasoning
- 1 can black beans, drained
- 1 cup water
- 1 jar chili con queso
- 1 jar mild salsa
- 1 package won top wrappers
- shredded cheese
- sour cream or guacamole (optional)
Brown your meat and drain well. Add water, taco seasoning, and black beans. Let cook down until all water is dissolved. (this part is important – too watery and your wontons wont hold up right. TRUST ME) Set aside.
Grease your muffin tin and gently press a wonton wrapper into each muffin. Try not to poke holes in them with your nails like yours truly did. Then begin by putting in a layer of chili con queso, then meat mixture then salsa. Add another wonton wrapper and repeat, topping “cupcake” with shredded cheese. Cook for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and wonton wrappers are brown and crispy.
Let cool for a few minutes before adding the “icing” of sour cream or guacamole. (or both!) Serve with homemade Spanish Rice.
For those of you who learn better with pictures:
The girls absolutely LOVED these little “cupcakes” and even my Dad came over to say hi and enjoyed one himself. And I always share my concoctions with my neighbor, whose boys attacked the plate upon my arrival. (funny, it was “taco night” at her house too)
I loved how they easily fit right into a large Tupperware container to save for lunch tomorrow, and I was able to really monitor the amount that I ate, because it was really only the size of a cupcake.
Next time I am going to add in some corn and maybe some Rotel – kinda like my Taco Soup …. but in a cupcake!