April 27, 2015

Crunchy Taco Cups

These fun Crunchy Taco Cups are made in a muffin tin with wonton wrappers!  Great for a taco party/bar. Everyone can add their own ingredients and toppings! Crunchy, delicious, and fun to eat!

How fun are these little Taco Cups made in a muffin tin?? Kevin LOVED them, and I don’t think I’ll ever be able to make tacos another way again! They’re layers of crunchy taco shell, seasoned beef, spicy tomatoes, and gooey cheese all in one perfect bite.

These fun Crunchy Taco Cups are made in a muffin tin with wonton wrappers!  Great for a taco party/bar. Everyone can add their own ingredients and toppings! Crunchy, delicious, and fun to eat!

They were such a huge hit because, you see, I am a soft taco kind girl. But Kevin prefers crunchy tacos. So whenever we had taco night, we always had to make two different kinds. BUT. These tasty little taco cups are the best of both worlds. The outside is satisfying crisp and crunchy. But the inside is soft and melty! Just how I like it. We both loved them!

These fun Crunchy Taco Cups are made in a muffin tin with wonton wrappers!  Great for a taco party/bar. Everyone can add their own ingredients and toppings! Crunchy, delicious, and fun to eat!

To start, you’ll need one pound of ground beef, browned and drained.

These fun Crunchy Taco Cups are made in a muffin tin with wonton wrappers!  Great for a taco party/bar. Everyone can add their own ingredients and toppings! Crunchy, delicious, and fun to eat!

Add a packet of taco seasoning… I am using our favorite homemade taco seasoning here!

These fun Crunchy Taco Cups are made in a muffin tin with wonton wrappers!  Great for a taco party/bar. Everyone can add their own ingredients and toppings! Crunchy, delicious, and fun to eat!

And one can of diced tomatoes and green chilies. You can also just use regular petite diced tomatoes if you don’t like spicy!

These fun Crunchy Taco Cups are made in a muffin tin with wonton wrappers!  Great for a taco party/bar. Everyone can add their own ingredients and toppings! Crunchy, delicious, and fun to eat!

Stir it all up to combine.

These fun Crunchy Taco Cups are made in a muffin tin with wonton wrappers!  Great for a taco party/bar. Everyone can add their own ingredients and toppings! Crunchy, delicious, and fun to eat!

Now generously coat a standard size muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray.

Make these fun Southwestern Chicken Cups using Wonton Wrappers in a Muffin Tin! Great for using up leftover rotisserie chicken or boneless, skinless chicken breasts.

Wonton wrappers are the perfect size for these crunchy taco cups! You should be able to find wonton wrappers in any grocery store. In our store they’re located in the produce section between the tofu and fresh ravioli.

These fun Crunchy Taco Cups are made in a muffin tin with wonton wrappers!  Great for a taco party/bar. Everyone can add their own ingredients and toppings! Crunchy, delicious, and fun to eat!

Line each cup with a wonton wrapper…

These fun Crunchy Taco Cups are made in a muffin tin with wonton wrappers!  Great for a taco party/bar. Everyone can add their own ingredients and toppings! Crunchy, delicious, and fun to eat!

Top with 1-2 tablespoons of the taco mixture…

These fun Crunchy Taco Cups are made in a muffin tin with wonton wrappers!  Great for a taco party/bar. Everyone can add their own ingredients and toppings! Crunchy, delicious, and fun to eat!

And about 1 tablespoon of cheese.

These fun Crunchy Taco Cups are made in a muffin tin with wonton wrappers!  Great for a taco party/bar. Everyone can add their own ingredients and toppings! Crunchy, delicious, and fun to eat!

Press down and add another wonton wrapper and taco layer…

These fun Crunchy Taco Cups are made in a muffin tin with wonton wrappers!  Great for a taco party/bar. Everyone can add their own ingredients and toppings! Crunchy, delicious, and fun to eat!

And top with one more layer of cheese.

These fun Crunchy Taco Cups are made in a muffin tin with wonton wrappers!  Great for a taco party/bar. Everyone can add their own ingredients and toppings! Crunchy, delicious, and fun to eat!

Bake at 375 degrees F for 12 minutes, until heated through and edges are golden.

These fun Crunchy Taco Cups are made in a muffin tin with wonton wrappers!  Great for a taco party/bar. Everyone can add their own ingredients and toppings! Crunchy, delicious, and fun to eat!

Gooey, cheesy, melty, crunchy…

These fun Crunchy Taco Cups are made in a muffin tin with wonton wrappers!  Great for a taco party/bar. Everyone can add their own ingredients and toppings! Crunchy, delicious, and fun to eat!

These are seriously the most delicious hand-held snack ever!

These fun Crunchy Taco Cups are made in a muffin tin with wonton wrappers!  Great for a taco party/bar. Everyone can add their own ingredients and toppings! Crunchy, delicious, and fun to eat!

Top with sour cream and cilantro if that’s your thing.

These fun Crunchy Taco Cups are made in a muffin tin with wonton wrappers!  Great for a taco party/bar. Everyone can add their own ingredients and toppings! Crunchy, delicious, and fun to eat!

Deliciousness!! Hope you enjoy!! :)

Crunchy Taco Cups
 
Ingredients
  • 1 lb lean ground beef, browned and drained
  • 1 envelope (3 tablespoons) taco seasoning
  • 1 (10-oz) can Ro-Tel Diced Tomatoes and Green Chiles
  • 1½ cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (or Mexican blend)
  • 24 wonton wrappers

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Generously coat a standard size muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Combine cooked beef, taco seasoning, and tomatoes in a bowl and stir to combine. Line each cup of prepared muffin tin with a wonton wrapper. Add 1.5 tablespoons taco mixture. Top with 1 tablespoon of cheese. Press down and add another layer of wonton wrapper, taco mixture, and a final layer of cheese.
  3. Bake at 375 for 11-13 minutes until cups are heated through and edges are golden.

Makes: 12 cups (About 3-4 servings).
Notes
Click here for Nutritional Information (per cup).

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These Cheesy Party Burgers are so fun! Great to serve to a crowd or just to make dinner fun. Perfect for parties because you can make them the night before and cook the next day. If you want to start the party, make these Cheesy Party Burgers!!

These Cheesy Party Burgers are so fun and ridiculously delicious! They’re great to whip up for a crowd or to just make a weeknight dinner extraordinary. Soft, buttery dinner rolls, seasoned beef, spicy tomatoes and gooey melted cheese all in one hand-held bite. They’re perfect for parties because you can make them the night before and cook them the next day. Kevin took one bite and said I should call them “Diamond Burgers” because they’re small and bite-sized like a Krystal burger, but who would want a Krystal Burger when you could have a DIAMOND burger??! Get it?? 😜

Bottom line, if you want to start the party, make these Cheesy Party Burgers! :)

These Cheesy Party Burgers are so fun! Great to serve to a crowd or just to make dinner fun. Perfect for parties because you can make them the night before and cook the next day. If you want to start the party, make these Cheesy Party Burgers!!

Here’s what you’ll need for the burgers. Ground beef, dinner rolls, diced tomatoes (I like Ro-Tel), sliced cheese, garlic, and some seasonings. I used smoked paprika, cumin, salt, pepper, and mustard powder.

These Cheesy Party Burgers are so fun! Great to serve to a crowd or just to make dinner fun. Perfect for parties because you can make them the night before and cook the next day. If you want to start the party, make these Cheesy Party Burgers!!

First we’ll start by browning the ground beef. Here’s how I like to do mine. First, I get the pan very, very hot, until it starts to smoke.

These Cheesy Party Burgers are so fun! Great to serve to a crowd or just to make dinner fun. Perfect for parties because you can make them the night before and cook the next day. If you want to start the party, make these Cheesy Party Burgers!!

Then I add the ground beef, straight from the package, without breaking it up. I let it cook like this for 1-2 minutes over high heat, until the bottom is browned and seared.

These Cheesy Party Burgers are so fun! Great to serve to a crowd or just to make dinner fun. Perfect for parties because you can make them the night before and cook the next day. If you want to start the party, make these Cheesy Party Burgers!!

Then I flip it over and let the other side brown, for 1-2 minutes. This extra step helps the beef not look “gray” and the sear gives the beef a fabulous flavor. It’s all about the flavor!

These Cheesy Party Burgers are so fun! Great to serve to a crowd or just to make dinner fun. Perfect for parties because you can make them the night before and cook the next day. If you want to start the party, make these Cheesy Party Burgers!!

When the second side is browned, add the seasonings and onions, then break up the beef with a spatula to finish browning.

These Cheesy Party Burgers are so fun! Great to serve to a crowd or just to make dinner fun. Perfect for parties because you can make them the night before and cook the next day. If you want to start the party, make these Cheesy Party Burgers!!

Drain off any excess grease, if necessary, then add the garlic and stir to combine until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

These Cheesy Party Burgers are so fun! Great to serve to a crowd or just to make dinner fun. Perfect for parties because you can make them the night before and cook the next day. If you want to start the party, make these Cheesy Party Burgers!!

Add the drained tomatoes and stir to combine.

These Cheesy Party Burgers are so fun! Great to serve to a crowd or just to make dinner fun. Perfect for parties because you can make them the night before and cook the next day. If you want to start the party, make these Cheesy Party Burgers!!

Now place the bottom half of the dinner rolls in a 9×13 baking dish that’s been generously coated with nonstick cooking spray.

These Cheesy Party Burgers are so fun! Great to serve to a crowd or just to make dinner fun. Perfect for parties because you can make them the night before and cook the next day. If you want to start the party, make these Cheesy Party Burgers!!

Top with the beef….

These Cheesy Party Burgers are so fun! Great to serve to a crowd or just to make dinner fun. Perfect for parties because you can make them the night before and cook the next day. If you want to start the party, make these Cheesy Party Burgers!!

And 12 slices of cheese. I am using sharp cheddar, but feel free to use your favorite cheese!

These Cheesy Party Burgers are so fun! Great to serve to a crowd or just to make dinner fun. Perfect for parties because you can make them the night before and cook the next day. If you want to start the party, make these Cheesy Party Burgers!!

Finish off with the top half of the dinner rolls.

These Cheesy Party Burgers are so fun! Great to serve to a crowd or just to make dinner fun. Perfect for parties because you can make them the night before and cook the next day. If you want to start the party, make these Cheesy Party Burgers!!

Now we’re going to make a fabulous glaze that is going to send these burgers over the top!!! You’ll need Worcestershire sauce, mustard, butter, brown sugar, and sesame seeds. Because burgers need sesame seeds!

If you’re totally against mustard you can use ketchup here instead. I’m not the hugest fan of mustard and would never willingly put it on my burger, but I like it in this glaze. You’ll never even know it’s there.

These Cheesy Party Burgers are so fun! Great to serve to a crowd or just to make dinner fun. Perfect for parties because you can make them the night before and cook the next day. If you want to start the party, make these Cheesy Party Burgers!!

Mix all the ingredients for the glaze in a sauce pan over medium heat until melted, smooth and combined.

These Cheesy Party Burgers are so fun! Great to serve to a crowd or just to make dinner fun. Perfect for parties because you can make them the night before and cook the next day. If you want to start the party, make these Cheesy Party Burgers!!

Then pour it over the burgers. At this point you could cover with foil and keep in the fridge overnight and bake the next day.

These Cheesy Party Burgers are so fun! Great to serve to a crowd or just to make dinner fun. Perfect for parties because you can make them the night before and cook the next day. If you want to start the party, make these Cheesy Party Burgers!!

When ready to eat, bake at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes.

These Cheesy Party Burgers are so fun! Great to serve to a crowd or just to make dinner fun. Perfect for parties because you can make them the night before and cook the next day. If you want to start the party, make these Cheesy Party Burgers!!

Gooey. Melty. Cheesy. Toasty.

These Cheesy Party Burgers are so fun! Great to serve to a crowd or just to make dinner fun. Perfect for parties because you can make them the night before and cook the next day. If you want to start the party, make these Cheesy Party Burgers!!

Total deliciousness in every bite. These Cheesy Party Burgers know how to blow the party up!!! :)

Cheesy Party Burgers (AKA Diamond Burgers)
 
Ingredients
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 cups diced onion (about 1 whole onion)
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (10-oz) can Ro-Tel Diced Tomatoes and Green Chiles, drained
  • 12 slices cheddar cheese
  • 12 dinner rolls
Glaze
  • ½ cup (8 tablespoons) butter
  • 2 tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat 9×13 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Place a large skillet on the stovetop over high heat. When the pan is very hot, add the beef and season with salt, pepper, cumin, mustard powder, and paprika. Add the onion and garlic, and cook, stirring occasionally, until beef is browned and onions are golden. Stir in drained tomatoes until well combined.
  3. Place bottom half of buns in prepared pan. Top with beef & sliced cheese. Finish off with the top half of the bun.
  4. Mix all the ingredients for the glaze in a sauce pan over medium heat until melted, smooth and combined. Pour over the buns.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes.

Makes: 12 burgers.
Notes
Click here for Nutritional Information.

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