Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Taco Cups


I have made a Taco Pie before:

Make a basic biscuit recipe or use a baking mix. Press into greased pie plate. Layer with taco meat. Bake in 400 degree oven for 20-25 minutes. Top with cheese and return to oven for 5 minutes. Slice and serve with lettuce and tomatoes.

So, today I thought I would try the same idea in muffin cups. It's more fun to have individual portions. Also, you know me, I am looking for items I can freeze easily in meal-sized portions.

Taco Cups Recipe

1 Basic Biscuit Recipe or I used a baking mix following their Drop Biscuit recipe
1 pound ground beef
1 package taco seasoning
1 cup shredded cheese

Spray 12 muffin cups with cooking spray. Make the biscuit dough. Divide into the 12 cups
I used my cookie dough scoop--it was just the right amount. With floured fingers, press dough into each muffin cup.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cook ground beef according to directions on the taco seasoning directions. Spoon taco meat into the 12 muffin cups.

Bake 15 to 20 minutes. Take out of the oven and turn oven off. Sprinkle the tops of the muffins with cheese. Return to oven for a few minutes, until the cheese is melted. Let cool, remove from pan. I ate one (Yummy), then put the rest in Ziploc baggies and into the freezer.

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Unknown August 27, 2009 at 2:38 PM

WOW!!! I love this recipe and idea. I will have to make this soon and add it to my recipe box. I have become a follower of your blog. If you have the time come by and visit my blog and do the same. THANKS!!! Geri

Unknown August 27, 2009 at 3:36 PM

I do something similar with sloppy joes. I never thought to do the taco version. I haven't frozen the BBQ beef cups either but should probably try that too. How do you reheat them? Thaw & heat in the oven for a bit?

Thanks for the idea!

Pamm August 27, 2009 at 3:42 PM

Well, I reheat almost everything in my mini crock pots. I put them straight from the freezer in the crock pot first thing in the morning. By lunch, they're warmed and ready to go.

I would think defrosting and microwaving or putting them in the oven would work, too.

FishMama August 30, 2009 at 10:07 PM

These look so fun. Thanks for sharing them!

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