07 October 2011

As you may know, I like to plan out my meals, traditionally monthly, but lately I've been lazy and it's been weekly.  I usually stick to my plan pretty well, but sometimes I'm just not in the mood for the dinner that is planned.  Yesterday I had a great slow cooker meal planned.  It's one I've made several times and we always like it, but with the weather the way it is (80 degrees here in Michigan!), I just wasn't in the mood for a warm comfort food-type meal.  So I completely switched gears and decided to have tacos instead.  While you can't go wrong with just the usual fare at Taco Night, I remembered seeing these cute little taco bowls on Pinterest and wanted to try them.  This recipe comes from the blog Emily Bites.

Mini Taco Bowls

6 (6”) tortillas 
Cooking Spray
Your favorite taco fillings

Preheat the oven to 375°.

If the tortillas are not pliable, wrap them in a clean kitchen towel and microwave them for 30 seconds or so.

Turn two 12 cup muffin tins upside down. Mist each side of a tortilla lightly with cooking spray and center it in the space between 4 muffin cups, creating a bowl. Repeat with the 5 remaining tortillas, forming 3 bowls on each tin. Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes, until lightly golden and crispy.

Let the tortilla bowls cool for a few minutes after removing them from the oven. Fill bowls with your favorite taco fillings.

Makes 3 servings.

Aren't they just adorable!  This is the most genius idea I've seen for a while.  They are so cute, they taste great, and best of all, they require no more work than heating up hard shell tacos.  

Taco salad is one my favorite things, and these are like mini taco salads.  To be honest, we weren't sure how to eat them.  My husband just picked his up and took a bit out of it, but that didn't work very well!  I treated mine just like a taco salad.  I mixed up the filling a little bit, then broke apart the shell to eat with it.  So good!

I know these little cuties will be making frequent appearances on my table on taco nights from now on!

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  1. I LOVE this! Next time I make tacos, I am so going to do this!!

  2. I Love this!! I am re-pinning!
    Say, can you tell me HOW you get the pin it to be in your indv. post? I just can't figure this out!

  3. I made something similar to this last year, and it's still one of my most popular posts. Such a fun idea! Thanks for linking up this week!

    Amy @ A Little Nosh