I told you guys last week that Olivia was back to giving us a little bit of trouble in the eating department. And for the most part, unfortunately, it’s still true.
Last night, I pulled out the big guns.
Turkey Taco Cups.
Olivia is no match for some turkey taco cups…actually no one is.
They are SO good, and even better than that? SO easy to make!
I think I love these guys the most because they are the size of a muffin….which just so happens to be the perfect size for little toddler hands.
These are definitely a favorite in our house and I’m excited for it to become yours too :)
Here’s what you’ll need:
A muffin pan
1 lb of Ground Turkey (or ground chicken, ground beef, ground whatever)
And any extra toppings you like to put on tacos (i.e. sour cream, more cheese, diced tomatoes, avocado….)
1. Preheat your oven to 350.
2. Put your stove on medium heat and in a medium size pan, put in your ground meat and seasoning.
3. While your meat is cooking, take your phyllo dough and cut (or rip, that’s what I do!) it into squares. You’re most likely going to need two to three squares for each muffin cup. Grease down your muffin pan with the PAM, and start layering each muffin cup with your phyllo squares. You’re basically going to line each one individually, forming sort of a dough cup.
4. Once the meat is cooked through, take it off the heat and with a spoon, fill each muffin cup with your ground meat.
5. Sprinkle a little (or a lot!) of shredded cheese on top of each Turkey Taco Cup.
6. Place in the oven for about ten minutes, or just until the cheese is melted.
7. Pop each one out of the muffin pan, top with your favorite toppings and enjoy!
A few side notes:
Your phyllo dough will most likely be coming out of your freezer, so make sure it’s thawed out. It takes about two hours, but I usually take it out over night and put it in the fridge so I don’t forget. There is A LOT of dough that’s going to be left over, just wrap it back up in some foil and it’ll last in your fridge for a few more weeks.
Don’t base whether or not to take the cups out of the oven on if the dough is browned or not. Chances are, it won’t be. Not without drying out your meat anyway. I guess you can always partially cook your meat on the stove and finish it in the oven but personally, I’m too afraid that it won’t be cooked through and we’ll all get salmonella (a fear of mine, obviously.) Your dough will be crunchy in 10 minutes though.
My kitchen ALWAYS has terrible lighting. Always. It’s so annoying…that’s why my pictures are terrible. But I never did claim to be a food photographer ;)
And here is the “Olivia stamp-of-apporval” face:
She ate two of them. I told you she’s a fan!
Turkey Taco Cups.
Your family is gonna love them, and so are you. You can thank me later.
Happy Turkey Taco-ing!
P.S. HAPPY OCTOBER! Tomorrow is my birthday and I’m already having a great birthday week! Any other October babies out there?!