This was one of those fun, quick, spur of the moment meals! We had some leftover wonton wrappers, and since we had loved the lasagna cupcakes so much, I decided it was time to try the Mexican version. I ended up making only twelve cupcakes, and leaving out the meat entirely (I know! What a rebel I am!) and they were still delicious! I used homemade refried beans and homemade salsa, and it made them extra special. I'm sure they would be equally delicious with the meat, too, and I'll probably try them that way next time (with ground turkey, of course). I think this is one of Geoff's favorite meals that I've made in the past few months!
The Girl Who Ate Everything
1 pound ground beef
1 (1.25 ounce) package taco seasoning mix
36 wonton wrappers
1 (16 ounce) can refried beans
36 tortilla chips
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
optional toppings: sour cream, diced tomatoes, cilantro, onion
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Spray 18 muffin cups with cooking spray.
Brown beef in a skillet and drain the fat. Add the taco seasoning mix and water called for on the package and simmer for 4-5 minutes. Set aside.
Place one wonton wrapper in the bottom of each muffin cup. Layer about 1 Tbsp of refried beans on top of each wonton. Crush one tortilla chip on top of the beans. Top with 1 Tbsp of taco meat and 1 Tbsp of shredded cheese. Repeat the layers again with a wonton wrapper, refried beans, tortilla chips, taco meat, and cheese.
Bake for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown. Remove cupcakes from tin and top with your favorite taco toppings (i.e. sour cream, diced tomatoes, onion, or cilantro)
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