A few days ago I tried a new recipe for what I call “Tiny Tostadas”. I found the idea online several months ago but I just got the chance to make them myself this past weekend. I made some alterations to the original recipe and they were a big hit so I have decided to share my version here on my blog.
1 pkg of small wonton wrappers
1 lb. ground beef (or chicken)
1 can black beans
1 jar chunky salsa
1 pkg taco seasoning
1 jar queso
Optional garnish ingredients: guacamole – sour cream – chopped black olives – green onions
First you will need to preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Add taco seasoning to the ground meat and brown it in a skillet. When the meat is cooked add the can of drained black beans. Cook until the beans are hot and then drain off the excess grease.
Next you should lightly mist your muffin pans with nonstick cooking spray and then press one wonton wrapper into the bottom of each muffin tin until it makes the shape of a tiny tostada shell.
Next you will put one small spoonful of queso in the bottom of each wonton wrapper. Don’t put too much. Just enough to smear around the bottom. Then you will put a spoonful of the meat/bean mixture on top of the queso. Add a spoonful of the chunky salsa to each cup and then top each one with shredded cheese.
( Big appetite? You can repeat the previous steps and make your tiny tostada a “double decker”!)
Bake for about 18 – 25 minutes until the wonton wrappers are golden brown.
Remove from oven and add your favorite garnish. This time I chose guacamole and black olives. I put sour cream on the side for folks to add if they desired. I think green onions would also go great on top and add a bit of color.
I had several complements on these and they even tasted great when they were warmed over. These are perfect for parties and they are fun to make! You can easily change up the ingredients to suit your tastes and any leftover ingredients will be great for taco night later in the week! Enjoy!