It's Labor Day weekend! Which means someone invited you to a Labor Day party where you are probably expected to bring something, and some jerk already beat you to promising to bring cups. Well, Culinary Challenged Chuckie, even you can do this (because I'm a food idiot and I did it) and it will make everyone at the party love you and shower you with adoration and make that Cup Guy is going to wish he at least brought ice or something useful.
This recipe I admit is one of those kind of dumb ones. Its the type of thing your room-mom in grade school would bring in and be really fucking excited about because she spent all morning making them Just Right. But, they were so easy, cheap, and delicious so really, Mrs. PTA had something to be excited about. Its like tacos, without any effort, in muffin form. Plus, if you are bringing it to parties, you can whip it up 10 minutes before you go, and it is vegetarian!
You will need:
Wonton wrappers (mine were in the produce section next to the tofu and Smart Dogs and stuff)
Boca or Morningstar crumbles
I don't know, man. Whatever you like on tacos, its a personal thing.
Step 1: Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Step 2: Lay two wonton wrappers in the muffin pan, so that the bottom of the cup is covered, and as much of the sides is covered as you can. There will be little gaps, and some will hang over the top, that's okay.
Step 3: Open your bag of Boca crumbles, pour in the packet of taco seasoning. Close it back up, shake it around. Boom, seasoned. If you'd like, you can also do this with ground beef, cooking and seasoning it on the stovetop. However, my way is easier, cooks faster, is cheaper, has less calories, and tastes exactly the same. So lets be real, do it my way.
Step 4: Scoop the seasoned crumbles into the wonton wrapper cups. They don't expand or rise or anything, so you can fill them all the way to the top.
Step 5: Sprinkle with cheese
Step 6: Bake for 4-5 minutes, just until cheese is melted and wonton wrappers are browning at the edges. With Boca crumbles, they don't need to be cooked as much as they do heated through, so a few minutes in the oven is all they need. If they were frozen solid, it helps to let them defrost a bit first.
That's literally it. Lay down some wrappers, fill them with taco filling, sprinkle with cheese and you will be eating them in under five minutes. I topped mine with some salsa and sour cream first, but they're delicious just on their own. This recipe yields 24 taco cups.
This whole post read a little bit like some Semi-Homemade Cooking with Sandra Lee, so feel free to add in as much cocktail time as you can in the 4-5 minutes it takes to bake these babies.