This is seriously so delicious! AND SO EASY! Steve and I LOVE Mexican food. I put it on the menu once a week. This is one of the new recipes that I have been wanting to try from Pinterest. It was a HIT!
The pin I found noted that these were like Taco Bell's Mexican pizzas. I'm not sure I totally agree with that statement. I do love a Taco Bell Mexican pizza though.
I precooked the meat without any seasoning so I could use the leftovers to make lunch spaghetti for the girls.
|3-4 large whole wheat tortillas, or enough to cut out 12 small circle--I used plain ole flour ones AND I tore them in half and "swooped" them around the muffin cup.|
|1 cup lean ground turkey, cooked (ground beef for us)|
|1/2 cup salsa of choice (I used Pace Picante.)|
|2 teaspoons dry taco seasoning (I made my own using this recipe--leaving out the crushed red pepper flakes.)|
|1/2 cup low fat refried beans|
|1/2 cup low fat shredded mexican blend or 2% cheddar cheese|
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray a 12 count muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray.
Start by laying each tortilla out individually on a flat surface, and use an empty can, glass cup, or cookie cutter to cut 3-4 medium circles out of each wrap....or tear them like I did.
Press each wrap circle into muffin tin using your fingers. (Note: it doesn’t have to cover the entire side of the tin, it should just fit snuggly!)
Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix together the ground meat, salsa, taco seasoning, and refried beans. Stir until well combined.
Scoop 1/8th cup of meat mixture into each wrap.Sprinkle cheese on top.
Bake for about 15 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
They are a little crunchy, which I love. The toppings stay on the tortilla when they are removed from the muffin tin. I topped mine with a dollop of sour cream. I think Steve added more salsa and jalapenos to his.
Here's the original recipe.