Mini Taco Bowls

When I first came across this recipe I had planned to have it during a small family get together. I had plenty of other food planned, so the fact that these miniature tortilla bowls filled with taco goodness didn’t get served that day was okay. They require a short stay in the oven and luck would have it, there was a power outage that day.

Luckily we were cooking on the grill. Not so lucky was it turned out to be the hottest day of the year. So hot grill. Hottest day. No electricity = no air conditioning. Needless to say the party never really got started and we ended up sitting around trying not to generate any extra, unwanted body heat.

So another day came around and we needed something for dinner. I remembered these little taco bowls and thought I’d give them a whirl. I used 8-inch tortillas and a jumbo muffin pan. I also used my homemade taco seasoning, some shredded cheese and lettuce, and some grape tomatoes I had left in the fridge. I also used my homemade salsa from canned tomatoes.

These were definitely a hit and the ‘bowls’ had just the right amount of crunch, but still chewy enough to eat. Totally yummy.

Mini Taco Bowls

adapted from Kraft Recipes
printable version

8 flour tortillas (6 inch)
1 lb. taco meat (using ground beef and homemade taco seasoning)
1 cup homemade salsa
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
lettuce, shredded
grape tomatoes, halved

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Prepare taco meat by browning one pound of ground beef, draining and adding taco seasoning and water. Bring to a boil and let simmer while preparing the rest.

Soften the tortillas in the microwave, 30 seconds. Line each of 8 muffin cups with 1 tortilla. Carefully fold back edges of tortillas, leaving opening in centers for filling. Bake 10 minutes.

Add salsa to the taco meat and spoon mixture into tortilla bowls; top with cheese, lettuce and tomato.

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8 Responses to Mini Taco Bowls

  1. 1
    Lisa~~ says:

    Very fun and these would be great for a crowd.

    Cook Lisa Cook

  2. 2
    Kathleen says:

    These look delicious and fun all at the same time!!!

  3. 3
    Fallon says:

    Best idea ever!!! Reminds me I haven't had a taco salad in forever!

  4. 4
    Katrina says:

    Those look great! I need dinner ideas.

  5. 5
    Calogero says:

    And maybe with tortillas and taco meat from Spain?

  6. 6
    raquel @ erecipe says:

    wow this is awesome is like a a bunch of flower =) very nice

  7. 7
    Ann says:

    I love the bowls…what a clever way to serve the tacos!

  8. 8

    I didn’t know these where on the blog. I made some and did the on the backs of require muffin pans. I Need to try them in side.!

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