Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Turkey Taco Cups

One day I made lasagna "cupcakes" and the kids thought I was the bomb-diggity-bomb. Ever since then, I've been searching for other savory cupcakes to make. To my utter delight, I found one for turkey tacos. Pure genius! And totally tasty. As you'd expect, these tasty treats went over really well. So much for having leftovers for my lunch tomorrow. Oh well, I guess that's a good thing.
Turkey Taco Cups
Makes 24 cups
1 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 red onion, finely diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 pound ground turkey
1 (14.5 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed
4 Tbs. favorite taco seasoning
1 pint cherry tomatoes
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
24 Won Ton wrappers
2 avocados
1/3 cup freshly chopped cilantro
Juice from 1 lime
Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper

Preheat oven to 350.
Heat oil over medium-high in a skillet. Add the onion and saute for 3 minutes. Add the garlic and saute 1 more minute.
Add in the ground turkey and cook until browned, 5 minutes. Add the taco seasoning and cook another minute. Add in the black beans and cook 2 more minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
Lightly coat each won ton wrapper with oil and nestle into a muffin tin.
Stick in the oven for 3 minutes, to start the crisping.
Remove from oven and fill each cup with the turkey mixture and tomatoes. Top with cheese and stick back in the oven for about 8 more minutes, until the cheese melts and the won tons crisp up. Keep an eye on them!
While they’re baking, whip up your quick guacamole. Mash the avocado and then add in the cilantro and a good squirt of lime juice. Season with salt.
Top each turkey cup with a dollop of guacamole and garnish with a sprig of cilantro. Give a nice squeeze of lime over each cup and serve immediately!

1 comment:

  1. They look delish and so easy. I have to try this one!