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
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.