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Wonton Taco Cups

Whether you’re celebrating Taco Tuesday or just need a fun lunchbox idea that kids can help make, these wonton taco cups are perfect! You can easily swap out ingredients with your favorite – go meatless with beans, top with salsa or add your favorite veggies.

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Wonton Taco Cups

Wonton Taco Cups

Yield: 8
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3/4 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 tbsp low-sodium taco seasoning
  • 1 roma tomato
  • 2 mini sweet peppers
  • 1/4 small RealSweet® sweet onion
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • 24 wonton wrappers
  • 1/2 cup shredded lowfat Cheddar cheese
  • 2 avocados
  • 1 lime, juiced

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Spray 24-cup mini muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add ground beef and cook 5-7 minutes or until cooked through. Drain and return to pan. Add taco seasoning and mix well.
  3. Add tomato, peppers, onion and cilantro to food processor and chop until fine (or finely chop by hand). Add to ground beef and mix well.
  4. Line muffin pans with wonton wrappers, place 1 in each cup. Add taco mixture and top with cheese.
  5. Bake 12-15 minutes, or until wontons start to brown on edges.
  6. Top with sliced avocados. To prevent avocados from turning brown in the lunchbox, toss with lime juice.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 425Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3.5gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 584mgCarbohydrates: 60gFiber: 4gSugar: 6gProtein: 21g

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Amber Gray

About the Author

Amber Gray

Amber is the new mom to a baby girl and navigating the world of diapers, first foods and very little sleep. She has been a part of the Produce for Kids team for 9 years, overseeing all digital marketing efforts including digital partnerships, content strategy, social media, website and email marketing. A passion for healthy cooking was instilled in her at a young age, cooking alongside her mom and sister in the kitchen. Her passion for cooking, food and photography has also brought her behind the lens to develop and photograph recipes for Produce for Kids and partners.

2 Comments on Wonton Taco Cups

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  1. This item was under lunchbox ideas. But how do you keep it warm? How do you keep it cold? or you pack it in the morning an just let its it until their lunch? and what if they do not eat it, then you would have to toss it per the 2 hour rule. thank you.

    • Amber Gray

      Hi Susan,

      I’ve always just popped into the lunchbox from the fridge and had no complaints. All kids are different so it depends on what your kids like. We always suggest packing lunches with an ice pack to keep foods in a safe temperature range. You can read more about lunchbox safety in this post: https://www.produceforkids.com/5-food-safety-tips-packing-lunchboxes/

      – Amber

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