Thursday, April 30, 2009

Kid Friendly Friday - Cinco de Mayo Recipe

I love Cinco de Mayo because I love Mexican food. Any reason to make it...or no reason at all. I am sharing a fun recipe for the wee ones I found in a Kraft Foods advertisement a few years back. Taco bowls are like mini taco salads. Cute and fun to eat (a little messy).

Mini Taco Bowls

Original Recipe Provided By: - modifications added
8 Small Flour Tortillas
1 pound ground beef
1 cup Salsa (or a packet of taco seasoning)
1/2 cup Cheddar Cheese
2 cups chopped lettuce
1 cup chopped tomatoes
1/4 cup Ranch Dressing or sour cream

Cooking Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Microwave tortillas on HIGH 30 sec. or until softened.

Press 1 tortilla into each of eight medium muffin cups to form a bowl. Carefully fold edges of tortilla back to keep an opening for the filling. Bake 10 min.

Meanwhile, brown meat in large skillet on medium heat; drain. Stir in salsa (or prepare meat with taco seasoning according to package directions); bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 10 min. Spoon about 1/4 cup of the meat mixture into each tortilla bowl.

Top evenly with cheese, lettuce and tomatoes. Drizzle with dressing or dollop of sour cream.

So what kinds of things will you do for Cinco de Mayo? Join us for Kid Friendly Friday by adding your information to Mr. Linky below. You may certainly use an old post. Anything kid friendly is fine - doesn't have to be Cinco de Mayo related! Keep checking back for more good ideas. Thanks for participating and have a joyous weekend~


  1. Thanks for the recipe! I'll have to try this soon...

  2. These look so yummy! I make something similar but use won-ton wrappers as my little taco "bowls" instead of the tortillas.

  3. We're vegetarian but I'm sure I could adapt this recipe! Thanks for hosting Kid Friendly Friday :)

  4. Looks yummy! Have to try it!

  5. Those look very tasty! I love Mexican food too, it's my favorite (next to pizza).

  6. the tortillas are so fun this way, but i haven't done this in forever! we'll have to try it agin this weekend! thanks for the idea!

  7. I am a Mexican food JUNKIE! So I am totally doing this!

  8. I never thought to make "bowls" out of the shells! Thanks for the idea! :)

    Have a great weekend!

  9. YUMMY!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for a great reminder of a wonderful dinner!

  10. Yum! My boys love these too, so it would be perfect. I am going to do this the next rainy night.

  11. I am so craving a margarita now! ;-) Those look so tasty!

  12. I am soooooo sorry I missed this last Friday. This is awesome!! I bet all kids would love this, a taco bowl just their size! What an awesome fun idea.

    I know I would love it too, more the size I should be eating too.

    Thanks for sharing with us. Thanks for hosting too.


  13. Yum!

    P.S. I just tagged you for a meme. Check out my blog when you get a chance! :o)