Cool & Creative Ways to Use Your Muffin Tins!

Muffin Tin Tacos

on March 28, 2012

Tonight we are having tacos at our house! Now of course not just any tacos! Not when you live with the MuffinTinMommy, lol! Muffin Tin Tacos!!!!! Sounds like fun right?! I came across this recipe at Hispanic Kitchen and adapted it slightly to fit my cooking style and my family’s tastes 🙂 I will post my version here but feel free to visit the link above for the uncensored one, lol… we don’t do spicy so I cut out the  large jalapeno and I don’t do a lot of “from scratch” so I substituted a premade taco seasoning 😉 Here it is…

Muffin Tin Tacos
(12 individual tacos)

-1 pound lean ground beef or turkey

-1/2 onion, diced

-3/4 cup water

-seasoning mix (I use McCormic Mild Taco Seasoning)

-12 flour tortillas

-2 cups shredded cheese

-Shredded lettuce and diced tomatoes for topping.


-Cook your hamburger thoroughly and drain.

–While meat is draining in the colander, sauté the diced onion in the same skillet and then add the hamburger back in and mix well.

–Stir in seasoning mix and and water.

–Bring to boil; reduce heat and let simmer on med/low for about 5 minutes. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking. (I cut the simmer time in half from website per McCormic cooking instructions)

–Cut 4-inch diameter circles out of the flour tortillas. A standard margarita glass is about the right size for measuring and a pizza cutter gets the job done quickly. (Bake the leftovers for extra chips.) or snack on them or feed them to the dog, like I do, lol!

–Place tortilla circles – 6 at a time – between 2 damp paper towels and microwave for 30-45 seconds to soften.

–Mold the circles into a lightly greased muffin tin.

–Add a layer of shredded cheese in the bottom, add about 2 tablespoons of meat mixture, then top with cheese.

–Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. (or less depending on your oven! Keep en eye on them, they don’t take long. When your cheese is meltey and bubbly or however you like it, pull them out, everything is already cooked so there’s no harm in taking them out early!) I think the ones in the pic look a little too done …Shhhh, don’t tell anyone I said that! 😉

When they’re all done, add your favorite toppings, this is where the lettuce and tomato from above come in. You can add a dollop of salsa, sour cream, or  whatever, it’s up to you!  ENJOY!! 🙂


4 responses to “Muffin Tin Tacos

  1. Jennifer Homendy says:

    I’m making these!!!

  2. Muffin TOP says:

    Can’t wait to try these…YUMMO!

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