The other day I wanted to make Mexican but I couldn't decide if I wanted one of my favorites, taco salad or if I wanted tacos. So I decided to try to make 2 meals out of one and it turned out perfectly. I had enough meat and beans leftover for my salad for the following days dinner. I think I'll be making these for Super Bowl Sunday.
1 lb ground beef/turkey/chicken (we use turkey in our house)
1 taco seasoning packet
1 can black beans (warm)
3 Large soft tortilla shells
Cook ground turkey and add taco seasoning as instructed on packet. Once, taco meat is finished take each of the tortilla shells and cut them into quarters by using a pizza cutter and cut a cross so you'll have triangle shaped shells. Pop these in the microwave for 10 seconds and mold into a muffin pan. Sprinkle a small amount of cheese into each cup, layer with about a teaspoon of black beans then with taco meat, sprinkle a small amount of cheese on top. Bake at 350 for approximately 15 minutes. Allow to cool for a few minutes and then add toppings you prefer.
This will make 12 taco cups however, remember I had enough meat & beans leftover for 2 large taco salads so you could use all the meat & beans and turn it into 24 taco cups. I wish I would have done this prior to Addie's birthday party because this would have been great for a taco bar type set up and is super easy to make ahead of time.