Mr 6 loves tacos more than any other food. In fact he recently said that I was 2 trillion the best because I made him tacos for dinner. I also love tacos because they are super easy to make. I buy the stand n stuff soft tacos (or taco boats as we like to call them) because they are easier for Mr 6 to handle.
I usually send the left overs to school with Mr 6 the next day as well. However I found that they were a pain to put in his lunch box and took up a bit too much room. I wondered if I could use muffin tins or cupcake tins to make a smaller version of the stand n stuff tacos. So the easy mini tacos were born!
Easy Mini Tacos
- 1 pack of mini tortillas (You can use large ones too of course. I also found that the old el paso was a thicker tortilla which made them easier to work with.)
- Taco Mince (Mr 6 is a fusspot so for us taco mince means mince with taco seasoning. However if your kids are a little more adventurous then make it the way you usually do.)
- Tomato Sauce
- Shredded cheese (you can grate your own cheese but I’m lazy)
- Cupcake tray (I use a silicone one because they are super easy to keep clean when using melted cheese)
- Scone cutter or something to cut circles out of the tortillas
- Preheat the oven to 200 C.
- Cut circles out of the tortillas using the scone cutter. I initially used an egg ring but I found that it was just a little too big for the cupcake tray. I used 2.5 mini tortillas to make 12 mini tacos.
- Pinch opposite sides of a circle and fold it into a +. This makes it easier to fold into the cupcake tray.
- Press the circles into the cupcake tray, there will be overlap so press these against the sides to create a crease. Don’t worry if the tortilla rips a little. I filled the entire cupcake tray as I found this make things less fiddly.
- Spoon the taco mince into the tortilla cups. You only need about a teaspoon full. Fill the cups to the top.
- Put tomato sauce across the top of the taco mince. You can also use salsa if you wish.
- Sprinkle the cheese across the top. You only need a small amount otherwise it makes the mini tacos too greasy.
- Bake the mini tacos for around 15 minutes or until the cheese is a golden brown colour.
- Allow the mini tacos to cool, then place in containers or plastic resealable bags in the freezer. The mini tacos are then ready for a week of school!
Mr 6 loves these bite size tacos. You can use different fillings as well. I had some cooked chicken that I needed to use up and that tasted great as well. I used salsa with the chicken though to give it a tangy boost!
Does your family love tacos?
What is your favourite topping?
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