Friday, August 26, 2011

Pinterest Challege: Taco Bowls

My friend Mari issued a challenge on her blog to do something this week you have pinned on Pinterest and share it with everyone. Are you on Pinterest yet? If so, don't you love it?! If not, you will love it! Let me know if you need an invite. Anywho... I pinned these cute mini taco bowls a while back and thought I'd give them a whirl. I decided to share them with you guys here since this is a food blog, after all.

My inspiration was this picture here, originally from

Mini Taco bowls Directions: 1. Preheat the oven to 375. 2. Sprinkle each tortilla lightly with water and stack them on a plate. Cover the top with another plate turned upside down and microwave the tortillas for 1 minute or until warm. Turn two 12 cup muffin pans 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 (as pictured above). Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes.

Here we are making them. I always have little helpers in the kitchen...unless something more exciting is on TV.  My kids always ask me if they can watch "Netflakes". Flix, kids, flix. Not flakes. Ahem. Moving on.

We filled the bowls with my favorite taco salad recipe. It's different every time I make it, but the dressing is always the same. This time I put in the salad black beans, pinto beans, corn, red bell pepper, romaine lettuce, tomato, cilantro, hamburger cooked with taco seasoning, and mango. The mango was SO delicious in there. It added a little sweetness that was SO good.

The taco bowls were really easy to make and the kids really liked them. They thought the little bowls were so cool. Just wish they'd eaten more of the salad inside. Grr... Someday they will appreciate the goodness that is taco salad. ;)

I forgot to get pics of the bowls before everyone started eating, so imagine it without a bite out of it. 


Caren with a "C" said...

That is a very clever way to make those! I hadn't even thought of it. I'll have to try that next week.

Karyn said...

Fun idea! I would love to have you link up to my new linky

'Chelle said...

What an awesome idea! Thanks for sharing! And I think the taco bowl looks even tastier with a bite out of it!