Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

These Mexican-style snacks will surely add sparkle to a slumber party spread! To make them, line muffin cups with tortilla shells, then filled each with a not-too-spicy beef mixture kids can garnish with cheese, lettuce and other toppings. For tasty dippers besides, you could serve the cutout stars with salsa.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.
  2. Add salsa, ketchup, chili powder and salt; heat through.
  3. Cut each tortilla into a 4-in. square; set scraps aside.
  4. Microwave eight squares at a time for 20 seconds.
  5. Press onto the bottom and up the sides of greased muffin cups; set aside.
  6. Cut tortilla scraps into stars with a 1-in. cookie cutter; place on a greased baking sheet.
  7. Bake at 350° for 6 minutes or until golden brown; set aside.
  8. Fill each tortilla cup with 2 tablespoons meat mixture.
  9. Bake for 12-15 minutes longer or until tortillas are golden brown.
  10. Serve with toppings of your choice; garnish with toasted stars.


Most Helpful

These were okay--adorably cute but needing some tweaking. I honestly didn't care for the filling--it was too sweet for our taste. Also, the bottoms were too round to stand up on the plate, so although they were extremely cute, they kept tipping over. I like the idea though, and I will make them again with alterations to suit our tastes, such as using beans instead of meat, and working on a way to make them flatter on the bottom. I made 6 in Texas-size muffin tins, with larger squares of tortillas, and served them for dinner. Thanks for the idea!

Halcyon Eve July 02, 2006

I chose to make these as our dinner, rather than a snack, so I filled them with more than 2 TBS of meat each. The flavors blend nicely and they're fun to eat. We topped ours with shredded cheddar and sour cream. I didn't make any cut outs from the tortilla leftovers but that would look cute. DH, as usual, was very pleased with his meal.

ReeLani May 07, 2006

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