Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Double Decker Taco Cupcakes

These taco cupcakes are the perfect savory appetizer or just an easy way to eat tacos for dinner. They are perfect for parties and get togethers, they take taco bar to the next level. You can set out the toppings and these cute cupcakes and  be done. The only time consuming part is the layering, which does not take much time!

When I was making them, the thought went through my head, "I hope these are good.." Then I realized it is taco meat, cheese, puffed pastry, and tortilla chips, how could it not be good?

These taco cupcakes did not disappoint, Ethan even said he did not want it to be the last time they were made. I asked him to rate the dish on a 1-5 star level. 1 being awful, he would never eat it again. 5 being great, it would be acceptable for his birthday. He chose 5. What?? These are so simple. This is how I can keep him happy? Well and a dessert...
Source: Adapted from- The Girl Who Ate Everything

1 lb of Ground Beef
2 tablespoons of Homemade Taco Seasoning
1 package of Phyllo Dough, thawed
36 Tortilla Chips
2 Cups of Cheddar Cheese, shredded
1/3 Cup of Water
Additional toppings, I used jalepeno, cilantro, sour cream, tomatoes, and hot sauce


First, pre-heat your oven to 375 degrees.

Now, get out your muffin pans. You will need 18 spots! Spray these pans with Pam. Set aside.

Next, put your ground beef in a skillet over medium-high heat on the stove and start browning.  When it has finished browning, no pink, drain the fat. Add the 2 tablespoons of taco seasoning and 1/3 cup of water, let this simmer on low-heat for 5 minutes. Drain again if necessary, and set aside.

On to the cupcakes, get out the thawed Pyllo dough. Unroll and cut these into 2 in x 2 in squares, approximately.

Now, using 3-4 sheets of Pyllo dough per square, place into each muffin pan. Crush one tortilla chip and put it on top, then 1 tablespoon of ground meat, followed by 1 tablespoon of cheese. Repeat this layer one more time to achieve the Double Decker Taco Cupcake.

When finished with the assembly, pop into the oven for 15-18 minutes. You want the puffed pastry to be a beautiful golden brown color.

Pop them out with a spoon and serve.


Happy Cooking,
The Barbee Housewife

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