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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.


    Find more more taco recipes here.

    Photo by Miguel Nacianceno. Recipe and styling by Rachelle Santos


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