As promised in last Friday’s post, I’m sharing the recipe for Wonton Taco Bites today. I’ve made this for about three or four years now for New Year’s Eve at my parents. I make two dozen of them and this year I brought home a mere three!
I cannot remember how I came about this wonderful and easy recipe but I know that I got it from Pearls, Handcuffs, and Happy Hour. She said that although hers turned out a bit overdone, every morsel was eaten.
I only have two regular sized muffin tins, so I borrow two of my moms, which are cleaner than mine.
So, on to the recipe.
Brown one pound of ground meat and drain. I use ground turkey. I always forget to drain mine. Now it could be that I don’t drain my meat or it could be grease from the cheese, either way, if the meat is drier then it would probably have room to absorb the grease from the cheese. At any rate, I digress. Add a package of taco seasoning to your browned meat and a little bit of water, to blend it in.
First, SPRAY THE MUFFIN TINS WITH OIL!
Put a wonton in each muffin tin.
Then put a heaping tablespoon of taco meat in each cup. (I fix the meat at home and take it to Mom’s to prepare so that the taco bites are nice and hot when we eat them.)
Tracie was in charge of putting on the cheese, so there’s lots of delicious cheese on each. (Pictures are skewed because Tiffany was taking them with my phone from an odd angle but I’m appreciative because without Tracie reminding me that I wanted/needed to take some pictures and Tiffany taking them, I wouldn’t have any to share at all – skewed or not. )
Then pop them in a 425º oven and bake for 8-10 minutes.
This is the silver pan after ten minutes.Although they look good from the top, when I tried to take them out the wonton was not done so it did not keep its form. They went back in the oven for about another 5 minutes.
But these were done in the darker pans.
It takes longer to bake to the desired crispiness in the lighter pans.
You can serve with any of your favorite taco condiments. I served with diced tomato, shredded lettuce, and sour cream but should have also had some green onion.
I did NOT use that spatula in the above picture to remove these from the tins. I just used a large soup spoon because they are hot.
(I tried to crop the above image after I had uploaded it but wordpress does not like to perform two edits on one picture and it HAD to be rotated, so you get to see as much styrofoam plate as you do taco bite . . . oh well. )
Oh! One more thing. Although I brown a pound of ground meat, it doesn’t take nearly that much. However, it does take a lot of cheese to make them this cheesy. I probably used somewhere between 1/2 and 3/4 pound of the meat and somewhere between 3/4 and 1 pound of cheese.
I hope you’ll give these a try.
Until next time, God bless,