Two Sides of A Coin

My husband and I wanted a place to share our projects...I do crafting (e.g. cards, sewing, etc...), household projects, and parties for kids. My husband makes toy trucks, household projects (e.g. closet redesign), and helps with party decorations and games. While he's a professional contractor, we do this for fun. We both cook, but I am more likely to try new and different recipes. We'll be trying out Pinterest items and reporting back.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Our Pinterest Dinner - Taco Cupcakes - Better Topless

Last night, I attempted this Taco Cupcake recipe that I pinned on Pinterest. Of course, I never make a recipe without tweaking it to our own preferences.

So below is the recipe as I made it...

  • 1 tbsp Southwestern Seasoning (from Pampered Chef)
  • 1 lb 95% lean ground beef
  • 3/4 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed
  • Wonton wrappers (found in the produce section)
  • 1/2 cup chunky salsa
  • 1 cup reduced fat shredded Mexican cheese
  • 1/2 green pepper
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  1. First, preheat the oven to 375. Lightly mist 12 cups in a muffin tin with cooking spray and set aside. 
  2. Heat vegetable oil in a saute pan or large skillet over medium-high heat, add the ground beef. Brown beef, breaking it with a spoon. 
  3. Add tomato sauce and taco seasoning.
  4. Cook for 5 minutes.
  5. Saute green pepper in separate pan (my husband's sensitive tummy just can't handle them).
  6. Put wonton wrapper in bottom of each cupcake opening and then add spoonful of salsa, spoonful of beans, and pinch of cheese. Add one spoonful of beef and then top with a wonton wrapper.  
  7. Repeat.
  8.  Add green peppers to the ones I am going to eat.
We served it with a little cheese on top on a bed of lettuce shreds.  You could do guacamole (we were out).  

What I would do differently - we topped ours with the wonton wrapper and it just looked silly and the tops wouldn't stay on.  Better to leave them topless!!

It was a winner.  So thank you Pinterest!


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