Apparently I only eat tacos in some shape or form. I promise that’s not true. And with that being said here is my attempt at taco bites. I was going by this recipe.
To start off, I don’t have a mini cupcake pan like that recipe called for so I bought Fillo Dough pastry sheets and made my own cups in a regular sized cupcake pan. It worked well except they were more like paper than dough because I didn’t wait for them to completely thaw. (At least I think that’s the reason they were so papery, feel free to comment if this is totally wrong.)
Who knew patience was so important in cooking?..
Anyway, I started by putting the ground beef chuck in a skillet to brown while I constructed my taco-cupcake crusts. To make the crusts out of the pastry sheets, I cut them into triangles and lined each cup.
I added the seasoning to the beef for the tacos. I used a Cheesy Taco flavor from McCormick, which was so much better than the McCormick mild seasoning that I used in my previous tacos.
I added the meat to the cups and topped each with some Mexican style cheese from Kraft. I popped them in the oven for about eight minutes like the recipe called for. When they were finished, I topped them with sour cream and called it dinner.
My improvised cups weren’t as pretty as the original recipe but they ended up being delicious.
I definitely recommend this recipe. My roommates and I ate them as a full meal but the mini-taco bites would be great for parties.
Let the pastry sheets thaw all the way!
Grease the cups before adding the crust.
Drain the beef really well before adding it to the cups.