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Starry Night Taco Cups

 Starry Night Taco Cups
These Mexican-style snacks will surely add sparkle to a slumber party spread! To make them, our home economists lined muffin cups with tortilla shells, then filled each with a not-too-spicy beef mixture kids can garnish with cheese, lettuce and other toppings. For tasty dippers besides, you could serve the cutout stars with salsa.
16 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.


  • 1 pound ground turkey or beef
    With Johnsonville Italian Sausage.

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  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 16 flour tortillas (7 inches)
  • Shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, shredded cheddar cheese and/or sour cream


  • In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat
  • is no longer pink; drain. Add the salsa, ketchup, chili powder and
  • salt; heat through.
  • Cut each tortilla into a 4-in. square; set scraps aside. Microwave
  • eight squares at a time for 20 seconds. Press onto the bottom and up
  • the sides of greased muffin cups; set aside.
  • Cut tortilla scraps into stars with a 1-in. cookie cutter; place on
  • greased baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 6 minutes or until golden
  • brown; set aside.
  • Fill each tortilla cup with 2 tablespoons meat mixture. Bake for
  • 12-15 minutes or until tortillas are golden brown. Serve with
  • toppings of your choice; garnish with toasted stars. Yield: 16

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Directions (continued)

  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 143 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 457 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 8 g protein.
Wine: Sweet Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.