• Weekend Recipe: Rachelle's Mini Taco Cups
  • Your regular wonton wrappers transformed into adorable cups that make for the perfect nibblers. Fill them with beef, lettuce, tomatoes, and cheese for fun bite-sized taco goodness. You can also top them crab salad, chicken spread, or any filling you fancy. 

    Enlist the help of your kids and make making this delish appetizer/snack a fun bonding time! Or, include this in the menu of the next party you're throwing!

    Makes 24 pieces
    Prep Time 30 minutes
    Cooking Time 20 minutes

    Here's what you'll need:

    48 pieces (3 1/2-inch) wonton wrappers vegetable oil, for brushing
    1 (20-gram) pack taco seasoning (we used McCormick)
    1/2 cup water
    2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    500 grams ground beef or ground round
    1 cup shredded lettuce
    1 cup diced tomatoes
     1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese

    Make it!

    1  Preheat oven to 325°F.

    2  Brush both sides of each wonton wrapper with oil. Press 2  wonton wrappers into each cup of a regular 12 cup muffin tin. Bake in the preheated oven for 6 to 8 minutes or until golden and crispy. Remove from muffin cups and let cool.

    3  In a small bowl, mix taco seasoning and water; set aside.

    4  Heat oil in a medium frying pan. Add ground beef and brown for 8 to 10 minutes over medium heat. Remove excess oil, then add taco seasoning mixture and mix well. Cook until the taco seasoning is absorbed by the meat. Transfer to a bowl.

    5  To assemble, fill each wonton cup with a heaping spoonful of ground beef. Top with shredded lettuce, tomatoes, and cheese. Serve hot.

    Wonton 101:  Wonton wrappers are a versatile ingredient that can go beyond Asian cuisine. Aside from being used for dumplings, it can also be shredded, fried, and added to soups and salads for a delightful crunch. In this recipe, wonton wrappers are transformed into adorable cups that make for the perfect nibblers. Top with crab salad, chicken spread, or any filling you fancy. For a mexican touch, we turned them into taco cups by filling them with beef, lettuce, tomatoes, and cheese.

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    Find more more taco recipes here.

    Photo by Miguel Nacianceno. Recipe and styling by Rachelle Santos

     

    This story originally appeared on Yummy.ph.

    *Minor edits have been made by the SmartParenting.com.ph editors.

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