Mini Shredded Beef Taco Salads in Crispy Corn Tortilla Cups

This recipe was created in order to clean out my refrigerator.  I had a ton of taco fixings leftover  from our Shredded Beef Soft Taco dinner so I decided to bake mini crispy corn tortilla cups and make little taco salads out of them.  I cooked the corn tortillas in a large muffin tin until they were crispy and golden brown.  I then filled the bottom of each cup with some shredded beef followed by lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, green onions, black olives, sour cream, and  jalapenos.  I served each salad with a side of guacamole and salsa.  These little mini taco salads were fun to make, fun to eat, and tasted fabulous.  My kids and I really loved them even if they were a bit messy to eat.   Another great way to use up Mexican leftovers.

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.  Coat a muffin tray with cooking spray.

Make the shredded beef – click HERE for a link.  Make the salsa – click HERE for the link.  Make the guacamole – click HERE for a link.

Place the corn tortillas into the microwave and cook for 30 seconds or until the tortillas are soft and pliable.  Place them into each muffin tin, pushing carefully so you don’t tear the tortilla.  Make sure there is an opening in the center to put the salad fixings in.

Spray the tortillas with cooking spray then cook until golden brown and crispy – about 15 minutes.  Remove the crispy tortilla cups from the oven and let them cool for 5 minutes.

Fill each taco cup with a spoonful of shredded beef followed by shredded lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, green onions, black olives, sour cream, and jalapenos.  Serve with a side of salsa and guacamole.  Enjoy.

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Mini Shredded Beef Taco Salad in Crispy Corn Tortilla Cups

Yield: 6

Prep Time: 15 min.

Cook Time: 15 min. + Several hours for the beef

Total Time: 30 min (plus several hours for beef)

Ingredients:

Cooking spray
6 corn tortillas
Shredded beef (click link for recipe up above)
Lettuce, shredded
Cheddar cheese, shredded
Tomatoes, diced
Green onions, diced
Black olives, sliced
Pickled jalapeno, sliced
Sour cream
Guacamole, (click link for recipe up above)
Salsa, (click link for recipe up above)

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Coat a muffin tray with cooking spray.

Make the shredded beef - click link up above for recipe. Make the salsa - click link up above for recipe. Make the guacamole - click link up above for recipe.

Place the corn tortillas into the microwave and cook for 30 seconds or until the tortillas are soft and pliable. Place them into each muffin tin, pushing carefully so you don't tear the tortilla. Make sure there is an opening in the center to put the salad fixings in. Spray the tortillas with cooking spray then cook until golden brown and crispy - about 15 minutes.

Remove the crispy tortilla cups from the oven and let them cool for 5 minutes.

Fill each taco cup with a spoonful of shredded beef followed by shredded lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, green onions, black olives, sour cream, and jalapenos. Serve with a side of salsa and guacamole. Enjoy.

Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

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23 Responses to “Mini Shredded Beef Taco Salads in Crispy Corn Tortilla Cups”

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    Smokin Don — May 30, 2012 @ 11:27 pm

    Great idea Pam! And makes a nice presentation! Don

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    pam — May 31, 2012 @ 3:38 am

    I love this!!! I have to make those cute cups!

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    Martha — May 31, 2012 @ 4:18 am

    a cute and delicious way to clean up those leftovers! I’ll take one now please for my breakfast. ha

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    Kim in MD — May 31, 2012 @ 4:26 am

    How cute are these? Cute, fun and delicious!

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    lenia — May 31, 2012 @ 4:54 am

    What an original idea!Sheer beauty!xxx

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    Jenn's Food Journey — May 31, 2012 @ 5:23 am

    You always seem to make your leftovers just as appealing as the first meal. The cup idea is fantastic! I bet the kids loved it.

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    Blog is the New Black — May 31, 2012 @ 5:35 am

    Right up our alley!

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    Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook — May 31, 2012 @ 6:30 am

    Some of the best recipes come from cleaning out the frig. Those taco cups look amazing!

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    vanillasugarblog — May 31, 2012 @ 7:23 am

    and here i ate before coming to your blog.
    didn’t work…
    buying tortillas today and finally going to try this, i have those giant muffin tins too
    you are so damn clever girl

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    Tara — May 31, 2012 @ 8:56 am

    These are super cute… seems like they would be difficult to eat though? Love the blog – inspires me daily!!!

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    Blond Duck — May 31, 2012 @ 11:29 am

    Delicious!

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    Marjie — May 31, 2012 @ 12:08 pm

    Cute dinner! I’ll bet your daughter especially loved it.

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    Tammy — May 31, 2012 @ 2:36 pm

    amazing!!!!! and I thought leftovers were soooo yesterday!!!
    Tammy
    http://www.spicyaprons.etsy.com

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    Joanne — May 31, 2012 @ 2:45 pm

    They may be a bit messy but I think that just makes eating them WAY more fun!

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    Rhonda — May 31, 2012 @ 6:30 pm

    I am definitely making these for my husband, he will love them. What a great idea!

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    Jennifer — May 31, 2012 @ 6:37 pm

    These are super cute!

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    Chris — May 31, 2012 @ 6:55 pm

    Spectacular, Pam! It is so perfect that it’s hard to believe it’s a “use up the scraps” kind of recipe.

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    Words Of Deliciousness — May 31, 2012 @ 7:02 pm

    These mini taco salads are so cute. Great way to use leftovers.

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — June 1, 2012 @ 12:11 am

    Love mini things…these taco salads are so adorable and appetizing!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — June 1, 2012 @ 12:17 pm

    Cleaning-out-fridge recipes are the best! And you seemed to have put together something so amazing!

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    Kevin (Closet Cooking) — June 12, 2012 @ 6:01 pm

    I really like the idea of serving taco salad in these tortilla cups!

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    Construction Supplies Houston — July 3, 2012 @ 9:22 am

    these are sooooo cute… perfect for a lunch date with the girls!!!

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    Cindy Brickley — February 2, 2013 @ 5:45 am

    Love, Love, love these!!!

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