Crunchy Taco Cups (About 1 Hour)

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Serves 4 – 6 people.

Ingredients:
Flour Tortilla Shells
Shredded Cheese
2 lbs Ground Meat (I used Ground Turkey)
10oz can Diced Tomatoes
3 tbsp Taco Seasoning
Sour Cream (Optional)
Salsa  and Green Chiles (Optional)

Preheat Oven to 375 degrees.

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Start browning meat.  Take out 12 soft tortilla shells.  For a smaller family, cut the recipe in half or keep leftovers for Easy Lunch Boxes. Cut the edges off of the tortillas creating a square.  Cut the large square into 4 smaller squares.

NO Waste: The extra sides are great to snack on while cooking.  Even the kids can snack on a few if the meal is going to be later in the day or you know your kids will still eat dinner soon with a snack prior.

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Place one layer of tortilla shells in each section of a muffin tin.

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After meat has been browned (I used 2 lbs of ground turkey) pour into a mixing bowl.  Mix in 6 tbsp of taco season, 10 oz can of diced tomatoes, and 7 oz can of green chiles.  Then mix everything together.

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Put a layer of meat and a layer of cheese in the tortilla cups.  Just a spoon full.

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Put another layer of tortilla shells on top of the first layer of meet and cheese.  Then fill those tortilla shells with another spoon full of meat and cheese.

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Place in oven for 18 – 20 minutes.

Note: Adjust time based off of stone pan or metal pan.  The stone pan will put a nice golden brown color on the tortillas after 20 minutes.  In a metal pan, they will be slightly burnt, so pull those out around 16 – 18 minutes.

While you wait 20 minutes for the cups to cook, prepare black beans and yellow rice for the sides – or any sides you prefer.

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Pull out and serve.  Add whatever toppings you would like to make it fun and interesting for the family.

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Served with a side of rice and black beans, topped the cups with sour cream.  Add a small bowl of salsa so family can put in whatever amount of salsa they wish for each cup.  Enjoy!

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