On New Years Eve, Sport Chek gifted me tickets for me to watch my first live hockey game ever! It was the World Junior Championship, Canada vs USA, and boy was I excited. I had a blast watching the game and of course, I had a blast because of the food! There’s something about a live sporting game that makes popcorn, cotton candy, and nachos taste ten times better. However, I only got the popcorn and cotton candy portion as H and I had grabbed dinner beforehand so we didn’t get our nacho fix. (Also, can we just take a minute to gawk at the fact that my bottle of Iced Tea was $5.75?! $5.75!!!! Ugh. Moving on.)
Then on Monday (yesterday), my brain went a bit wonky. I had thought that it was Tuesday so I went for a run then got ready to go to work. I was scheduled to work an 8 hour shift which meant I was super excited since it meant I was going to be able to get Chipotle for lunch. Of course once I got to work, I noticed that the entire work room and front area was empty. Like dead empty. Standing in the middle of the room confused and concerned, I pulled out my phone and checked my email to make sure I wasn’t walking into a fire drill. Seeing that my inbox was empty, I was even more confused….until I realized it was not Tuesday but Monday so we were closed. Oops.
TL;DR? I wanted nachos and Chipotle and sadly did not get it. Since I went all the way to work, I decided I might as well get my grocery shopping done. And that’s when this idea was born! I was craving nachos and a burrito so I decided to combine it all into a bite size snack that’s perfect as a game day appetizer. A taco cup. A burrito cup. A nacho cup. A delicious cup!
Hand courtesy of H
I’m sure there’s a similar recipe somewhere out there but I decided to grab what I (and H, he loves onions!) liked best about nachos and my burrito from Chipotle and combined them together. I bought wonton wrappers, diced tomatoes, corn, black beans, onions, and cheese! I tried to keep the cheese on the lighter side since I kind of ate a ton of cheese over the holidays…oops! Also, I didn’t have an sour cream or guac at home and honestly didn’t want spend the money on the sour cream since every time I purchase a tub, I never finish it and it always goes bad! It makes feel so guilty about wasting money so this time I just skipped it. As for the guac, I was just plain lazy – there I said it. I just wanted something simple and quick so making my own guac was out of the picture.
Over the holidays, I got myself a little gift in the shape of a Canon Rebel T5i. I was testing it out with this recipe and I was testing out shooting raw with this recipe. I’m still trying to get the colours right in Lightroom since raw is making the photo look a bit dull. I also tried to shoot a video for this and well, after I uploaded the files onto my computer, I realized it was out of focus! Welp. I am not catching a break here am I? First showing up to an empty work place and then a blurry video! Anyways, I thought I’d share it anyways because this is a judgment free zone so Imma upload my blurry video if I want to! Hahahaha. #someonepleasehelpme
Honestly, if you’re still with me after all this rambling, I kind of love you! I should probably share the recipe now shouldn’t I?
Crunchy Nacho Burrito Taco Cups
- 1 lb lean ground beef
- 1 packet of taco seasoning
- 48 wonton wrappers
- 10 oz diced tomatoes
- 10 oz corn
- 10 oz black beans
- 1 small onion diced
- Cheese as much or as little as you'd like
- Olive oil
To make these crunchy nacho burrito taco cups, start with heating your oven to 375F.
- Cook your beef and add your taco seasoning. and tomatoes in a bowl and stir to combine.
- Line each cup of the muffin tin with 2 wonton wrappers.
- Scoop in the beef, tomato, onion, black beans, corn, and top off with cheese.
- Brush the tips of the wontons sticking out with some olive oil.
- Bake at 375 for 10-15 minutes or the edges are golden.
I lined the tin with two wonton sheets each because I was worried that one might not support the filling.
You can fill the cups layer by layer or mix all the ingredients into a bowl before scooping it into the tin. I did it both ways and the results were pretty much the same.
QOTD: What happened when you got your dates mixed up? What’s your favourite game day snack? How else can you use a muffin tin?
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Annnnnnd here’s my out of focus video that I’m sharing because I’m all about learning from my mistakes and hey, now next time you shoot a video, you’ll remember to turn on auto focus or your video will turn out like mine LOL.
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