Bonus #1 They gave a recipe to make my own taco seasoning!!With a pantry shelf full of herbs and spices ,why would I ever buy taco seasoning again. So, check your pantry and see if you have these ingredients:
1 Tablespoon flour
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon oregano
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
pinch of salt
Of course I made a container full,who wants to measure out 1/4 teaspoon of any spice.
I browned my beef,removed it from the skillet. Very low fat content to my local beef so I didn't have to drain . Sauteed !/2 an onion and 1 diced jalapeno in the drippings. Then, I returned the beef sprinkled with about 1 Tablespoon of the seasoning mix,+ 3/4 cup water and stirred till thickened. I then added 2 tablespoons of salsa to the mixture, not in the recipe, but, I just couldn't help myself.
I heated my corn tortillas.......They used regular flour tortillas and cut out circles.I thought I would take a short-cut and use the smaller corn ,however they may be right. The corn tortilla was hard to maneuver into the tins. It did go a little better after heating them for a few minutes in the oven. Cheese on the bottom, 2 tablespoon meat mixture in the cup, and a little extra cheese on top Then bake 350 degrees 20 minutes.
When finished I topped them with chopped greens a little sour cream,diced tomato and a little more salsa.Aren't they cute?? They certainly can be made ahead frozen and cooked as needed. I think I'll be doing this a lot this summer.