Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Taco Bites

I had a few recipes in my queue that I've been wanting to make using Wonton Wrappers so I decided to make a whole week of meals using that ingredient.  First up were these tasty Taco Bites.  Do you like tacos?  Well here's a new way to eat them!  We all know I love everything in mini form and love using my cupcake pan to make savory dishes.  This is an easy recipe that I know I will make over and over again in many different ways!

It's pretty simple really.  You spray your cupcake pan.  You put a wonton wrapper in each one.  You saute up some ground meat (I used ground sirloin) mixed with taco seasoning.  Add that to the wonton. Sprinkle cheese on top.  Bake at 350 degrees for 20ish minutes.  Keep your eye on them and don't let them burn.  Take them out, add salsa and any other toppings you like.  Serve with side salad. 
Boom.  Dinner done in a flash.
 PS, Do you like my pictures?  I borrowed a friends Cannon Rebel T2i.  I'm leaning towards getting one.  I have no idea what I'm doing yet, but I can't wait to learn more.
Baked Taco Bites
Ingredients:
12-16 Wonton Wrappers
1lb Ground Meat of Choice (I used Ground Sirloin)
1/2 package of taco seasoning of choice
Sprinkling of Shredded Mexican Blend Cheese 
Salsa
Avocado (optional)
Instructions:
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.  Put a little oil in a hot skillet.  Add your ground meat and mix to brown the meat.  Add taco seasoning mix and stir well.  Once cooked through, turn off the heat and put aside.  Grab your cupcake pan and spray with cooking spray.  Add one Wonton Wrapper in each mold.  Then spoon some meat in each cup, about 2-3 spoonfuls.  Add the cheese on top and bake for 25-30 minutes or until your wontons start to crisp up.  Remove from cupcake pan and serve with salsa and avocado on top.
This is one of those recipes I know I'll make again.  It's the perfect party food! I also know I could do a million different things- turkey or chicken tacos?  Most definitely.  Maybe even a tofu taco or a fish taco!  I can't wait to explore the possibilities!

What kind of taco would you fill in those tasty, crunchy mini shells?

13 comments:

  1. These would be awesome for an appetizer! Really neat idea. Oh, fish tacos might be fun in these!

    I like the pictures - you can definitely tell a difference! You should buy the camera... you will want a good one for when the baby comes, anyway!

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    1. OMG, I can reply!!! This is so exciting!

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  2. You can't go wrong with bite-sized tacos! I'd love to try them with a mixture of spicy black beans & roasted sweet potatoes + a bit of guacamole on top. Mmmm.

    Lovely photos! I just bought myself the Rebel T3i and LOVE it. Definitely worth the price tag.

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  3. I have the T2i and love it, though I still don't know quite what I'm doing with it.

    I used to make these crab wontons with wonton wrappers in little cups like that. Everyone would go nuts over them at parties. I would definitely make these for a party! Can't wait to see your other wonton wrapper recipes!

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  4. Yes, ok, I need to get on the wonton wrapper train. These look so easy!

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  5. What a cute idea!! I love these. And the pictures look awesome...learning how to use a DSLR is on my long term to-do list!
    So glad you are feeling great and I'm so impressed you still find the time to plan and create such beautiful meals.
    Someday I'll have to bribe you to have me over for dinner :)

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  6. These would be great for a party! I could see a shrimp taco working here too. The photos look great btw! I love my Rebel!

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  7. love everything mini :) given what i've been eating lately i'd go with kale and butternut for a filling!!

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  8. These look incredible! And the recipe is so easy - I will have to try it. You can also use these wonton wrappers for sweet munchies too - filling it with cottage cheese and jam or yogurt and fruit :)

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  9. I love using wonton wrappers, they're so versatile!

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    1. I made one of your recipes too this week- Apple and Salmon Rangoon : )

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  10. That camera makes it look like professional photos! I recently got a canon rebel but haven't used it for food yet.

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