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.
VERIFIED BY Taste of Home Test Kitchen
- 1 pound ground beef
- 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)
- Toppings: shredded lettuce, chopped tomato, shredded cheddar cheese and/or sour cream
- In a skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add 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 longer or until tortillas are golden brown. Serve with toppings of your choice; garnish with toasted stars. Yield: 16 servings.
Originally published as Starry Night Taco Cups in Country Woman January/February 2000, p19
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Reviewed Dec. 27, 2014
"These were a big hit! I want to try in mini cupcake tin next. Make 2" squares. They could be filled with lots of different fillings as well. The options are limitless! We used ground venison in place of beef. A winner!!"
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2011