Taco Bites

The other week when grocery shopping I came across many packs of won ton wrappers marked down to $.50. Normal price is $2.49 so of course I scooped up all the packs as I knew I could freeze them. Won ton wrappers can be used for a lot of things besides just won tons. Not that won tons aren't yummy, they are! But I like thinking outside the box and getting creative.

So as I began to brainstorm what I wanted to do with my first pack, I decided on taco bites, sort of like a taco cupcake! I was hungry for tacos so this sounded like a fun way to use them (plus I didn't have any taco shells on hand! ha) There really isn't a recipe for this persay. You make your taco meat however you choose. Sometimes I mix ground beef with some ground turkey but I didn't have any turkey on hand this time. I stopped buying taco seasoning packets a long time ago when I realize how simple it is to make your own from seasonings I already keep on hand. (I have a whole cabinet just for seasonings, what can I say, I know how to spice up my life! lol)
Taco Seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

Just mix all together. Season to taste. I personally used this entire mix for about a pound and a half of ground meat but we like to taste the seasoning. Use less & store the rest if you prefer.

After my beef was done, I started putting the won ton wrappers into my mini muffin pan like seen here: 

You don't want to put them in too soon as they can dry out if they are left there too long. I ended up filling 3 dozen worth of these between 2 trays. After I had them in, I put just a dab of queso cheese on the bottom only because I happened to have some on hand though you don't need this. Then I put a bit of the meat in each of them. I topped each taco with a bit of shredded cheese then popped them in the oven. (I didn't take a picture of them filled as I was working fast since everyone was getting hungry). I baked them at 350 for about 8-10. Just keep an eye on them, all you are doing is browning the wrapper & melting the cheese.

And this is what mine looked like topped with some homemade guacamole, some of my canned salsa and a bit of sour cream. 
Taco Bites

I served them with some brown rice I seasoned though if my hubby liked black beans, I would've loved to have had them instead! You could even put black beans in with the meat to stretch it a bit as well.

These little tasty bites are perfect for small hands to hold & don't fall apart like traditional taco shells. I also think these would make a great appetizer. Or how about the perfect, easy food for a make-your-own-taco-bar party! The toppings are endless that you could put on these delectable bites.

I am already conjuring up what I might do with my next pack of won ton wrappers just waiting in the freezer. Though I admit, these taco cupcakes will definitely find their way on our table again! We all loved them!

"I know that you can do all things; no plan of yours can be ruined"
Job 42:2


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