Taco Flowers

Overview

Tacos with a new shape and delightful look.

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Equipment

  • skillet
  • muffin pan
  • on oven large enough for the muffin pan with >2” top clearance

Components

  • 1lb ground meat
  • seasoning mix for meat
  • .25lb shredded cheese (mexican blend recommended)
  • 8-12 flour tortillas
  • 1 jalapeno

Compile

  1. slice the jalapeno into an equal number of slices as you have tortillas
  2. preheat oven to 350 degrees F

Build

  1. heat/steam the tortillas
  2. place the warmed tortillas in the muffin pan so each forms a bowl
  3. brown the meat in the skillet
  4. add seasoning to meat
  5. spoon the meat into the tortillas
  6. distribute the cheese atop the meat
  7. place a jalapeno slice in the center of each flower
  8. bake for ~10 minutes until the tortillas harden slightly and begin to brown

Deploy

Lift eahc flower out gently and plate.

Variants

  • add chopped onion and/or peppers of various kinds to the meat
  • seasoning mixes can vary from off-the-shelf to something more custom made
  • add refried beans to each flower before the meat