Monday, August 2, 2010
The Kids Cook Monday - Ben's Taco Muffins
It's time for our weekly The Kids Cook Monday project and Ben & I made taco muffins the other day.
He told me I had to call them "Ben's Taco Muffins", so I did. He's cute.
Taco muffins are yet another version of the stuffed corn muffins we make. The recipe is perfect for a non-sandwich lunch entree and versatile enough to put in any "stuffings" you might desire.
For taco muffins, I sauteed about a lb of lean ground beef, then drained it. We mixed it with taco seasonings, then let it simmer for a bit, then drained the excess liquid.
While this was going on, we made a corn muffin base. This is my favorite homemade version or you can use a store bought one like Jif. Mix it per the directions on the box/recipe.
Once the meat was done and the base was mixed, we added the meat to the corn muffin base and stirred in an addtional cup or so of shredded Mexican blend cheese.
We spooned it into muffin cups and baked it for the normal amount of time. Took them out, toothpick test, and voila! Ben's Taco Muffins!
Since this recipe was for F&B, I did not add anything spicy, but some peppers might go really well here. We also debated salsa, but I was worried about the liquid part. Serve with a side of salsa instead.