Thursday, December 22, 2011

Bite Sized Brilliance

I'm pretty much a fan of anything that's bite-sized.  I'm the girl that hovers over the snack table at parties, shoveling little bite sized pieces of deliciousness into my mouth by the handfuls.  This little number is the perfect little bite-sized dish.  I pretty much think it's the perfect appetizer!  Tacos in a cup?!  That's bite-sized brilliance if you ask me!! {Thank you, Pinterest!}


Wonton wrappers

1 lb. ground beef, browned

1 pkg. taco seasoning

Toppings {optional}




Sour Cream


Before you do anything, I BEG YOU to spray a 12-cup muffin pan with nonstick spray.  I foolishly neglected to do so on my first go 'round with these little taco bites and I had to throw away my pan.  Dangit.  Once your pan is all nice and greased, place one wrapper in each cup.

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Brown meat and drain.  Return to pan and add taco seasoning and prepare according to package directions.  Scoop a tablespoon of taco meat into each cup.  I went ahead and added cheese to mine before putting them in the oven. 


Bake at 425 for about 8-10 minutes or until wrappers are golden brown around the edges.  Be careful though because those wrappers can burn if you're not paying attention!  I started watching them around the 8 minute mark and then took 'em out around 9{ish} minutes.  I know every oven is different, so just keep your eye on 'em so they don't scorch!!!!

Remove from pan and add toppings as desired!  I served these as an appetizer at one of our recent parties and set out all the toppings so our guests could choose what they wanted....sour cream, tomatoes, lettuce, cilantro, etc.  Whatever the heck you want.  I'm tellin' y'all, these are the PERFECT little bite-sized party food!  And with party season here in full swing, you might wanna add these to your arsenal of goodies....just sayin'.


PS:  If you're thinking these cups look a little scary, you're right.  They're *slightly* burnt, but after a few rounds of cocktails, our party guests didn't seem to notice ;)  Not a crumb left on the plate by the end of the night!


  1. I'm COMPLETELY making these - thanks for the great idea!

  2. I have often thought of doing this very thing but in tostito scoops. Fabulous idea!

  3. When I first saw the picture, I thought they were in scoops...I love wonton wrapper too, though!

  4. hi, I'm a reporter and I was hoping to use this recipe in a Super Bowl story I'm doing. I was hoping to get to use a picture of yours and the recipe, I would of course be linking to your blog. Please let me know if this is OK at

  5. I just made these tonight. Awesome!! Thank you!

  6. How many bites does this recipe make?

  7. Tried these today for Super Bowl Sunday. They're not bad, but need a bit more going on to make them something special. I didn't have high expectations with the simple ingredients.

  8. do you recon you could make these and freeze ahead of time?

  9. These look excellent! What do you think about freezing them?

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  11. I could see small chopped jalipino's...