#1 Mini Taco Bowls
Here's a fun way to use flour tortillas, cut to size, and pressed into a muffin tin. Filled with taco meat and topped off, they're a great little baked appetizer or a tasty meal with favorite sides. <!--more-->Makes 12 individual tacos: Cook 1 pound of ground hamburger thoroughly, drain and return to a clean skillet. In a separate skillet, saute the 1/2 diced onion and 1 large jalapeno and add it to the hamburger. Blend in the seasoning (see below) and toss to coat. Heat the mixture on high and add 3/4 cup of water; reduce and let simmer on med/low for about 10 minutes. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking.Cut 4-inch diameter circles out of the 12 flour tortillas. A standard margarita glass is about the right size for measuring and a pizza cutter gets the job done quickly. (You can bake the leftovers for extra chips.) Wrap tortilla circles (3 to 4 at a time) in a wet paper towel and microwave for 30 seconds to soften. Mold the circles into a lightly greased muffin tin.Add a layer (use maybe 2 cups on total) of shredded cheese in the bottom, add about 2 tablespoons of meat mixture, then top with cheese.Bake in a preheated oven at 350ºF for 20 minutes. Add your favorite toppings, including lettuce and tomato or salsa.