Years ago in one of our first home fellowship groups I was introduced to wonton wrappers. Our group met every other Sunday afternoon for a time of catching up, Bible study lessons, playtime for our small children and of course food and fellowship. We met for years, and formed incredible friendships we still maintain to this day! I’m so thankful for the friends in my life! This particular Sunday, my friend Deb brought in sausage wonton cups, and they were amazing!! None of us could stop eating them.
Basically all she did was line a mini muffin pan with wonton wrappers, pushing them snugly down into each cup to form a small cup with the wrapper. She browned sausage, and filled the cups with the cooked sausage added a pinch of shredded cheese and cooked for 10 minutes or so until the wrappers were crisp. These bites were so tasty that I added this recipe to my Christmas Eve appetizer line up for years to come. And it’s also the basis for coming up with this variation….taco wontons! I’m sure you see the possibilities are endless……
All you need to do is brown up a pound of ground beef, preferably hormone free…..and then add taco seasoning. Prepare all your taco fixings, and add taco meat to the wonton cups instead of sausage. They’re super EASY, and a great recipe to get your kids involved in the kitchen. In fact they can do all the assembly before putting them in the oven.
I know these wonton wrappers fall under the processed food category, but sometimes you just want something fun. And thankfully the ingredient list pretty much includes only flour, eggs, vinegar, salt and no dyes, high fructose corn syrup or genetically modified ingredients…I can feel pretty good about serving these occasionally. I actually bought the egg roll wrappers and cut them into fourths. It was less expensive that way…more for the money. And you know me….ever the frugal gal!
Have you heard of wonton wrappers? What do you like to use them for? I love hearing everyone’s ideas!!
- Wonton wrappers (or eggroll wrappers cut in fourths)
- 1 lb ground beef, browned and seasoned with taco seasoning
- Romaine lettuce, shredded
- Monterey jack cheese, shredded
- Scallions, sliced
- Tomatoes, diced
- Sour cream
- * Any other toppings you’d use for tacos…avocados, salsa, hot sauce, etc. *
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Line nonstick mini muffin pan with wonton wrappers pushing them in to form a cup. I used 24 wrappers.
- Prebake wonton wrappers for 5-7 minutes until starting to be mostly cooked but not overbrowing edges.
- Remove from oven and add a small teaspoon of taco meat to each wrapper. Return to oven for another 3 to 5 minutes keeping a close eye so as not to get the wrappers overly brown. You mainly want crisp wrappers.
- Cool in pan for 5 minutes and then remove from pan. While wontons are in the oven prepare toppings. Set table with all ingredients and have family make their own with toppings of choice.