Cupcake Tacos

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Simple taco recipe that is easier to eat.
  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1 pkg. taco seasoning
  • water for taco seasoning, as needed
  • 1 (15 oz.) can of black beans
  • 5 (1 oz. or larger) whole grain or enriched tortilla(s)
  • 1 (8 oz.) bag of shredded cheddar cheese
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Brown beef in a large skillet; drain. Stir in water and seasoning mix; heat to boiling. Drain and rinse beans, and add to meat mixture. Simmer uncovered 3-4 minutes, stirring often, until thickened. Cut tortillas in half. Divide the meat and bean mixture between the 10 tortillas and top with scant 1/4 cup of cheese and fold together. Place in muffin tin. Bake 5-10 minutes until cheese is melted.
Yield: 8 cupcake tacos
Serving Size: One cupcake taco is 1.5 oz. meat/meat alternate, 1/8 cup vegetable and a 0.5 oz grain for a 3 - 5 year old at lunch/supper.
Credit: Jodi Edwards Miller
Recipe Information:  Grain  Meat/ Meat Alternate