Sunday, August 24, 2008

2 Bean WonTon Taco Cups and Beef Fajitas

I had some leftover wonton wrappers and we were going to have tacos, so I combined the two in these cute little appetizer cups. These kept the kids busy while I finished everything else for the adults. I love beans, so I doubled up with refried and black. I also love the new lean ground turkey I found in the grocery store that already has the taco seasoning mixed in. It is super moist, which makes it taste wonderful. The brand is Jenny-O, click HERE to see the packaging. You could also just use lean ground turkey or ground beef and use a pkg of taco seasoning. I also had to share the best fajita marinade I have ever tasted. Whenever I serve it, everyone just eats the meat plain, out of the pan because it is so yummy. I added matchstick carrots and thin slices of zucchini to up the veggie intake there. No one even noticed. If you are craving tacos or fajitas, give these a try!

2 Bean WonTon Taco Cups by Mary Ann
18 wonton wrappers
1 pkg. Lean Ground Turkey with Taco Seasoning
1 green pepper, diced
1 can of corn, drained
1 can black beans, drained
1 can fat free refried beans
2 tomatoes, diced
shredded cheese
greek yogurt or sour cream
cilantro leaves
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Spray a muffin tin with cooking spray. Push one wonton wrapper into each cavity of the muffin tin, gently. Spray wontons with cooking spray. Bake in oven until corners are golden brown and toasty, about 4-6 minutes.
Set aside to cool.
In an electric skillet, heat 2 tsp olive oil. Add green pepper and onion flakes. Saute for a few minutes and add ground turkey. Cook, breaking up the turkey, for a few minutes. Add corn and black beans. Continue to cook, until turkey is cooked through.
Meanwhile, heat up the refried beans. Scoop a teaspoon or so of refried beans in each wonton cup. Spoon a Tbls of meat mixture over top. Sprinkle some shredded cheese on top. Add tomatoes, a small dollop of greek yogurt, and top with a cilantro leaf.
Serve- There will be enough meat mixture to have regular tacos as well, or serve on top lettuce for a salad the next day
Fajitas by Sussy Jones with vegetable adaptations by Mary Ann
*Fajita marinade
1- 1 1/2 pds beef, cut for stir fry (you could also use chicken or pork)
Flour tortillas
2 Tbls olive oil
1 each, green, red, yellow, and orange bell pepper, thinly sliced
2 small zucchini, sliced horizontally and cut into thin strips
2 cups matchstick carrots
greek yogurt or sour cream
black beans
salsa and other toppings, if desired

1. make fajita marinade and add beef strips. Cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 8 hours, but not longer than 24 hours.
2. Preheat Broiler
3. Remove plastic wrap from pan and place in oven about 3-6 inches from the heat. Broil for 8 minutes. Stir and turn meat; broil for 3 more minute or until cooked through to your liking
4. While beef is broiling, heat oil in 10-inch skillet or electric skillet over medium-high heat. Cook bell peppers, zucchini sticks, and matchstick carrots for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently. Sprinkle with onion flakes, reduce heat and cover. Cook until veggies are tender.
*Fajita marinade
¼ cup canola oil
¼ cup red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1 teaspoon chili powder
½ teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper

1. Mix all ingredients in a oven-safe 9 by 13-inch pan.


Jenny said...

Now those are just the cutest things ever! Love anything in it's own little cup! So pretty and colorful too!

Chef Jeena said...

These looks so tasty! I love the taco cups they are so cute. Beef fajitas sound delicious I love beef with mexican flavours yum!

Prudy said...

The taco cups are adorable. What a perfect little appetizer and a grea use of your leftover wontons. How was your weekend???

Maria said...

I love the wonton cups! They are adorable!

~The Dippold's said...

WonTon's & Taco's two of my favorite things. What a great combination. You are so creative! :)

Alexa said...

That's such a great party dish. Very clever...

Nancy/n.o.e said...

Oh, I am going to try these with the wonton wrappers my daughter left in my freezer!