Mini Mexican Chili Tortilla Cups

Though hubby and I have years of adventures and travels under our belts, our home is my favorite place in the world. We’ve continued to pad our nest every month since moving in, tweaking and touching up things the way we like, making it a comfy place for us and guests. That’s why hunkering down with our new baby girl has been fun (a challenge at times, of course, but fun overall!). I can’t picture myself happier anywhere else. But, even the coziest homebody needs to fly her coop once in a while!

When I do, there’s nothing I enjoy more than indulging in delicious drinks and grub with good friends. After all, even if you’re just toasting the night away nearby, the right margarita can make you feel miles away!

And what would go better with a tall frosty one than these zesty tortilla cups?

These little chili bites are super easy to whip up, and alongside a margarita, perfect party food! The crisp tortilla shell (baked in your muffin tin) nestles a mouthwatering mixture of beef, beans, corn, salsa and seasoning. Sprinkle with shredded Mexican cheese, bake ‘til toasty, and top these tiny appetizers with your favorite chili toppings. So yummy!

For summer parties, a casual get together, or even weeknight meals that call for something fun, these Mini Mexican Chili Tortilla Cups are gonna be your go-to. They’re cute and colorful, hearty and healthy, and bound to be a big hit wherever you serve them. I think I might make them again for July 4th!

But first, I’ve got my mind on a margarita…

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Mini Mexican Chili Tortilla Cups

Yield: Makes 12 tortilla cups

Ingredients:

6 large flour tortillas
1 cup cooked ground beef
1/2 cup salsa, your favorite
2 teaspoons taco seasoning*
1/2 cup kidney or black beans
1/4 cup frozen corn
1/2 cup shredded Mexican cheese

Optional toppings:
Chopped tomatoes
Sliced black olives
Sliced green onions
Fresh cilantro
Sour cream

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Spray cups of a standard size 12-cup muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray.

With a cookie cutter, cut 2 medium circles out of each tortilla. Press each circle into a muffin cup.

In a medium bowl, mix ground beef, salsa, taco seasoning, beans and corn. Stir until well combined. Scoop a heaping tablespoon of meat mixture into each muffin cup. Top with shredded cheese.

Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Let tortilla cups cool for 5 minutes before removing. Garnish with desired toppings and serve.

Enjoy!

TIPS

To substitute taco seasoning, use a mixture of chili powder, cumin, garlic powder and onion powder.

These are best served and eaten the same day you cook them.

Adapted from Finger Pricking Good

      

16 Responses to “Mini Mexican Chili Tortilla Cups”

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    Marie @ Little Kitchie — June 27, 2014 @ 5:33 am

    These are SO cute! I know they would disappear so quickly at any summer party!

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    Kathi @ Deliciously Yum! — June 27, 2014 @ 8:51 am

    If this isn’t summer on a plate, then I don’t know what is! Not only are they super cute, but I bet they taste amazing too. Yum!!

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    Bill — June 27, 2014 @ 9:51 am

    These look so delicious, Georgia! Beautiful photos. Hope you’re enjoying that mamahood! :-)

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    marcie — June 27, 2014 @ 12:12 pm

    I love myself some chili, and these are a brilliant way to snack on it! Definitely need the margarita on the side, too! Have a wonderful weekend, Georgia. :)

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    Angel Reyes — June 27, 2014 @ 1:52 pm

    These looks mouthwatering!

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    Annie @ Annie's Noms — June 27, 2014 @ 2:17 pm

    These are adorable! I’m probably the only one, but I always find mini stuff much cuter! And I adore Mexican food, so these are just winning, pinned!

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    Annalise @ Completely Delicious — June 27, 2014 @ 3:16 pm

    These look awesome! I think I could probably pop a dozen of these!

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    Maureen | Orgasmic Chef — June 27, 2014 @ 6:33 pm

    I love these! I think of you in baby heaven a lot. Can you imagine life without baby? Yeah, it happens that fast. :)

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    Jules @ WolfItDown — June 28, 2014 @ 3:29 am

    You and your delicious looking, nifty and user-friendly recipes, these look fantastic!

    I know the feeling of not having to go far away, but still feeling like you’re on holiday. Last night, a friend and I went to this tea-house which has a sort of Eastern Europe feel to it, and the hundreds of different teas and vegetarian food just compliments it all so well. There were two ol’ Bluesers playing too, so I was in Scotland, in East European surroundings, closing my eyes, pretending I was in the States of the deep South, love it!

    Thanks for always sharing your lovely recipes Georgia :) I hope you and your family have an amazing weekend! x

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    Gaby — June 28, 2014 @ 3:42 pm

    The perfect little bite!

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    Consuelo - Honey & Figs — June 28, 2014 @ 6:24 pm

    These look absolutely adorable Georgia!! I love the flavor combo and the mini size!
    Hope you and your family are having such a great weekend! ;)

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    Carol at Wild Goose Tea — June 28, 2014 @ 11:31 pm

    You are soooooooo correct. These would be perfect with a margarita. And even more fun to have both of those items and more with friends. I love my home and all it entails deeply, but it is good to have a change of venue time to time including getting out of Dodge for a while.

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    Ramona — June 29, 2014 @ 7:12 am

    Looks like perfect party food… they are so pretty too. :)

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    Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) — June 29, 2014 @ 11:19 am

    I had to comment on these cups. They are seriously so incredible!

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — June 29, 2014 @ 11:31 pm

    My husband and I are total homebodies too. I love these little cups, with a big margarita on the side!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — July 10, 2014 @ 12:57 am

    These are so stinking cute! I could seriously eat so many of these and never be full!

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