Taco Mac Cupcakes

Want to try a Mexican appetizer this fall using Old El Paso® taco seasoning? Then go for these cheesy wonton cupcakes featuring beef and macaroni.

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  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 35 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 18
 

Ingredients

18
wonton skins (about 3 1/4-inch square)
1
package (20 oz) refrigerated macaroni and cheese
1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1/2
cup chopped green bell pepper
1
package (1 oz) Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix
1/4
cup water
1
cup shredded Mexican cheese blend (4 oz)
1/2
cup sour cream
1/2
cup sliced green onions (8 medium)
1/2
cup sliced ripe olives

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Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Spray 18 regular-size muffin cups with cooking spray. Place 1 wonton skin in each muffin cup, pressing down slightly. Bake 8 minutes or until golden brown.
  • 2 Meanwhile, cook macaroni and cheese as directed on package; keep warm.
  • 3 In 12-inch skillet, cook beef, onion and bell pepper over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain. Stir in taco seasoning mix and water. Add macaroni and cheese; mix well. Spoon 1/4 cup taco mixture into each wonton cup. Sprinkle evenly with cheese.
  • 4 Bake 2 minutes or until cheese is melted. Cool 5 minutes. Remove from pan. Top each taco cup with sour cream, green onions and olives. Serve warm.
  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Spray 18 regular-size muffin cups with cooking spray. Place 1 wonton skin in each muffin cup, pressing down slightly. Bake 8 minutes or until golden brown.
  • 2 Meanwhile, cook macaroni and cheese as directed on package; keep warm.
  • 3 In 12-inch skillet, cook beef, onion and bell pepper over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain. Stir in taco seasoning mix and water. Add macaroni and cheese; mix well. Spoon 1/4 cup taco mixture into each wonton cup. Sprinkle evenly with cheese.
  • 4 Bake 2 minutes or until cheese is melted. Cool 5 minutes. Remove from pan. Top each taco cup with sour cream, green onions and olives. Serve warm.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

You can easily substitute 2 cups shredded deli rotisserie chicken for the beef, if you prefer.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
160
,
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
9%
(Saturated Fat
4 1/2g,
4 1/2%
),
Sodium
330mg
330%;
Total Carbohydrate
11g
11%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
),
Protein
9g
9%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 High-Fat Meat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.