Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Yo quiero taco cup

I had to make something for Aubrey's baby shower that was an app - not a dip. I love apps and am drawn to individual ones and I'm always looking for something a little different to do. Enter these cute taco cups

Ingredients - this made about 90 taco cups and I used leftovers for taco night later in the week. Ole, mofos
1.5 lb ground turkey, beef, or chicken (I used turkey)
2 packets of taco seasoning (or equivalent of homemade seasoning)
grape tomatoes, sliced
sliced black olives
finely shredded cheddar
sour cream
Scoops tortilla chips - I used multigrain and regular
Directions
Brown your meat. Add taco mix according to directions (drain meat, add mix and a little bit of water, let it simmer for a bit).

Let meat cool.

Fill scoops with a bit of meat. Top them with some cheese. Add a dollop of sour cream - I like to use a little piper. Even though you have to keep filling it, it was the easiest way for me to do it.
Top with tomato and black olive and serve.

I would not make these ahead of time. An hour or so before serving is good. I've seen people use salsa, but it soaks the chip a little and makes them soggy. They're totally fine to serve at room temperature. If I wasn't transporting these, I probably would've added a little lettuce to these too. I didn't know how they'd survive the ride.

What's your favorite single serve app?


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31 comments:

  1. These were perfect. Agree on no salsa. I will file this in my recipe folder!
    Love, your Momma

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  2. I'm 100% sure I would have eaten the whole tray of those!!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  3. these look so delicious!!! Definitely going to try this recipe.

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  4. Those look really good. I love anything with sour cream. My app game can be pretty lame. I usually do those Caprese skewers that are in one of your pictures. My mother makes this amazing eggplant bread...it's like a stromboli but with eggplant instead of meat. She makes it from scratch and cuts it up for an appetizer. It's SO good!

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  5. Good call on not making them too far in advance... I was gonna ask about that. Also: I want a piper. Just because. I would FIND things to pipe.

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  6. Definitely going to try these for a football sunday appetizer. I love doing crockpot meatballs with grape jelly and chili sauce. Old school but whatever! They are good!

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  7. Random, but I notice this because I'm an olive hater - how come taco-esque foods, like your taco cups or seven layer dips always have olives yet I have never seen anyone put olives in tacos, ever? So weird. Probably because olive lovers look for any excuse to add olives to things. I would just swap them for some avocado and be perfectly happy.

    The piper is so smart. We ate nachos this weekend and I made a mess getting sour cream onto chips so I need to remember this next time.

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  8. i love how you call them "cute" taco cups. haha!! these do sound great - even at 9 in the morning!

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  9. These sound so good! Such a good party food.

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  10. Oh these look so great for a party.

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  11. These look delicious (because tacos are the best)! And definitely a perfect little appetizer for a party!!

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  12. So my college BFF told me when we were freshman how much she would LURVE a clear umbrella but she could never find them. This year, I finally got her a clear umbrella for her birthday. I feel like totally solidified my BFF status. :)

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  13. WTF Blogger just ate my comment. And it was a good one, too. Grrrrrrrr...

    Anyway, they look awesome, and look like something even I can manage to not fuck up. My favorite single serve app is a cherry tomato, mozzarella ball and a piece of basil on a toothpick, then drizzle olive oil on the entire dish. YUM!!!!

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  14. mm these look so good. i agree with lauren haha, i hate olives and have never seen anyone put them in tacos. interesting. the salsa is good, but definitely not something you can make before - i suppose you could add the salsa right before eating but then you're basically just eating chips and salsa, not that there is anything wrong with that. mm chips and salsa. the piper thing is SO smart.

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  15. um YUM. Those look delicious! I love how miniature they are!

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  16. The idea to use the piper for the sour cream is genius. GENIUS.

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  17. Sounds nice but as I am a vegetarian wont be trying it out :).

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  18. I came here because I thought I could make taco cups (yayyyy)!!

    I also thought I would get a haiku at the end, no such luck, whomp whomp.

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  19. Oh wow - these look amazing!! Multi-grain scoops are my favorite.

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  20. Sounds delish - I'm a vegetarian but could easily fill it up with refried beans & some tomatoes on it with olives - YUM!

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  21. Those need to get in my belly!!! I love anything taco related.

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  22. These are adorable, if you can say that about food. I love that it's its own serving cup :).

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  23. Great idea for a party app! Always looking to try new recipes...

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  24. So cute! These are smart for our Mexican nights at home. It seems the little kids complain when I make them a tostada, but this is perfect! I'm going to try it.

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  25. Bad timing- hungry and reading your post. Drool! I've seen these on Pinterest or something like that maybe a couple of weeks ago. You're a genius for thinking of using the piper. Genius I tell you!! ;)

    Enjoy your week babe!

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  26. Now I can totally hear that little chihuahua! These look DELISH, definitely going to have to make these for football season :)

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  27. Oh man, SO clever! Great idea; these really have to go in the "recipe" folder. Thanks for sharing!

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  28. YUM! I just want to make a tray of these for myself for dinner. I'm all about this!

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  29. Those look so good. I will be making these soon!

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  30. Pinning this - I think it's a great party food!! I see you with your puffy paint sour cream dispenser... Genius.

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