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Festive Taco Cups


Festive Taco Cups

Festive Taco Cups

Yield

Makes 36 taco cups

Ingredients

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 pound ground turkey or ground beef
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/2 teaspoon chili powder or taco seasoning
1/4 teaspoon salt
1-1/4 cups shredded taco-flavored cheese or Mexican cheese blend, divided
1 can (11-1/2 ounces) refrigerated corn breadstick dough
Chopped fresh tomato and sliced green onion for garnish (optional)

Preparation

  1. Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook until tender. Add turkey; cook until turkey is no longer pink, stirring occasionally. Stir in garlic, oregano, chili powder and salt. Remove from heat and stir in 1/2 cup cheese; set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly grease 36 miniature (1-3/4-inch) muffin pan cups. Remove dough from container but do not unroll dough. Separate dough into 8 pieces at perforations. Divide each piece into 3 pieces; roll or pat each piece into 3-inch circle. Press circles into prepared muffin pan cups.
  3. Fill each cup with 1-1/2 to 2 teaspoons turkey mixture. Bake 10 minutes. Sprinkle tops of taco cups with remaining 3/4 cup cheese; bake 2 to 3 minutes more until cheese is melted. Garnish with tomato and green onion, if desired.

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