Easy Baked Taco Salad Shells

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Ever wanted taco salad, but just didn't want to go to the store to get taco salad shells?

I have.  Especially because where I live there seems to be no taco salad shells ANYWHERE to be found.

Luckily, they are EASY PEASY to make!

Here's What You'll Need
Medium sized tortillas (this is a great recipe for those older tortillas laying around)
Cooking Spray
Muffin Tin!

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Step 1: Preheat

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.

Place your muffin pan in the oven upside down for about 5 minutes, just long enough to warm up the pan.

Step 2: Make the Shells

Spray the bottom of your muffin pan and while it is still warm, gently press your tortillas into the areas between muffin wells.

You should have a flat square/diamond shape and creases where your tortilla bends between the wells.

Bake at 375 degrees for 5-8 minutes, until the tortilla is crispy and holds its shape.

Step 3: Fill Them Up!

Now you can use your delicious taco shells to make an AWESOME taco salad!

These things will hold quite a bit of delicious fillings, so pile them on high!

Queso, beef, lettuce, tomato, onion...the whole nine yards!

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    7 Discussions

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    sunshiine

    6 years ago on Introduction

    I have never tried baking tacos but it seems like it would be so much easier! Thanks for sharing and do have a splendorous day!
    sunshiine

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    Goodhart

    6 years ago on Introduction

    Very Cool. We have non-stick pans that do the same thing, but this is a really inventive idea.

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    Wilmette

    6 years ago on Step 3

    Excellent ideaI passed it along to daughter. I like the minimalist approach.
    If you are NOT indian or Pakistani and can figure out how to make something like chapati's , Id like to hear about it.
    I can't justify buying special flour . The point is, simple flatbreads are good and we would benefit from learning about them. Thanks again

    Browned beef (seasoned with Lawrys Seasoning Salt - I don't like spicy beef), chopped lettuce, tomato, and onion.

    All under a pile of queso!

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    gosphero

    6 years ago on Introduction

    I agree with Penolopy! All we need now is a recipe for what you put in the shells. Looks great!