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.
8 cupcake tacos
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.