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Taco Cups


Some nights you get home with ravenous kids – there is no time to chop/assemble & bake or even to boil pasta water. This is the dinner for THAT night!

I saw it on Pinterest a few months ago.

So far, about 50% of the recipes I’ve tried from Pinterest have convinced me that it’s the PHOTOGRAPHY that is good, not the necessarily the recipe.

Now I’m a little more careful about reading the recipe before trying it. It’s got to taste good.

This one was a pleasant surprise! Taco cups in won-ton wrappers. This is seriously the easiest, quickest dinner to throw together.

You need:

(I tried it with vegetarian ground “meat” but I didn’t care for it so ignore that in the photo!)


- won ton wrappers
- refried beans
- shredded Mexican blend cheese (or cheddar etc.)

- jalapeños
- taco sauce
- diced tomatoes
- diced onions

Preheat oven to 350.

Fill muffin tin with won ton wrappers.

Spoon refried beans into won ton wrapper.

Add any toppings you like. I tried some with meat substitute but nobody liked it so I stopped. I also put shredded cheese on half of them since M hates melted cheese.

Yesterday I made them with 1 sliced jalapeño (jarred) on each of mine. I then sprinkled taco sauce on top of that. Yes, that thick nasty taco sauce you get at Ralph’s. I don’t care!! I love it!! Spicy ketchup!!

Bake for 5-7 minutes. Won tons should be getting browned at the edges. Once you figure out how your oven works (I use the toaster oven to avoid heating up the house in the summer!) you can decide how many minutes.

There is always that tenuous moment when you present new food to the kids. It definitely helps if they haven’t snacked since lunchtime though.

She LOVED them!

Bea didn’t like them until I broke hers up. I don’t think she has enough back teeth to really chew them. Now she loves them! (Bea not pictured.)

M thinks she has long black hair when she wears this hat.


Taco Cups
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10 minute dinner – great for kids!
  • won ton wrappers
  • refried beans (I use a can)
  • shredded Mexican blend cheese

  1. Preheat toaster oven (or real oven) to 350.
  2. Line muffin tin with won ton wrappers.
  3. Spoon beans into won ton wrappers.
  4. Sprinkle shredded cheese & any other fillings you like on top.
  5. Bake for 5-7 minutes.

You can make as many or few as you like. M ate 5 or 6. Additional topping ideas: – jalapeño slices – taco sauce – diced tomatoes – diced onions


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2 comments on Taco Cups

  1. Lib
    July 27, 2012 at 8:08 am (2931 days ago)

    OMG, I’m making this tomorrow for dinner…. Awesome!!!

  2. Lynn
    July 27, 2012 at 8:25 am (2931 days ago)

    That’s what’s for dinner this weekend! Never thought to use wanton wraps…NICE! Love anything that makes a fun fast dinner!!! THANKS!!!!!! BTW…LOVE the hat M!

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