Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes (optional)
Suggested time of preparation before guests arrive: Less than 1 hour (Best served warm)
Keep in mind that times may change, keep a close eye on what you are doing
What you will need:
Small muffin tin
Tortillas 1 package
Taco meat OR beans OR both (about 1 can or 1/2 lb.)
Salsa 1 jar
Lettuce 1 bag or 1 head of iceberg
Sour cream 1 cup (more or less)
Mozzarella cheese 1 cup (more or less)
Any other taco fixings: olives, hot sauce, tomatoes, guacamole, taco seasoning etc.
Step 1: Shaping the Tortillas
Next press one of the tortilla circles into a greased muffin pan so that it looks like a little cup. This will be the base of your taco cup.
Bake the cups at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
***You will find that you have extra bits of the tortilla that cannot be included into your creation. These extra bits can be cut up into slices and baked for about 10 minutes in your oven at 350 degrees. These little crunchies can now be added to your taco cup, eaten as a snack alone, or added to top a salad.
Step 2: Prepare the Ingredients
The basics that are recommended are:
-Opened can of kidney beans, drained, and with a spoon near it
-Chopped up lettuce into small strips with a small tongs (or your washed fingers)
-Opened jar of salsa with a spoon near it
-Opened container of sour cream with a spoon near it
-Pour some mozzarella cheese into a bowl and put a spoon near it
Suggestion: If you want meat in your taco cups you can add chunks of cooked chicken, small steak strips, or ground hamburger with a bit of taco seasoning
Step 3: Assembly!
I recommend assembling the cups in this order:
Beans, meat, or both (bottom)
Mozzarella cheese (top)
Then bake at 350 degrees until cheese is melted (about 5 minutes)
Top off with:
Sour cream (Suggestion: You can put the sour cream in a plastic bag with a hole cut in the corner if you want to squeeze out a sour cream design onto your taco cups)
Step 4: Bake 'em
Suggestion: As mentioned in Step 3, i recommend baking the cup at the start and then later the beans, meat or both and cheese only, but try to adjust it to your own liking!