Tortilla Cup Appetizers and a Giveaway!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. The opinions and text are all mine.

If we were playing Jeopardy, the answer to today’s question would be “What are Tortilla Cup Appetizers?”  And the question would be “What I am feeding my crowd on game day.”

I am constantly on the lookout for easy appetizer recipes that can feed my crowd when they come to watch a game.  I also love recipes that use ingredients that I usually have in the house like these super easy Tortilla Cup Appetizers.  I always use the TortillaLand  uncooked tortillas that I can easily find at my Costco.  They freeze super well which means that I ALWAYS have some on hand. To find a Costco close to you that carries these tortillas, please visit TortillaFan.com

In no time at all, I can have a these appetizers hot and ready to go.   The beauty of these is that you can fill them with anything of your choosing but today I am going to share what I usually choose which is Taco, Crab and Cream Cheese and BBQ Pork.  They may look fancy but are oh-so-easy!

With a biscuit cutter or a glass (mine is inches in diameter) cut out your circles from your TortillaLand tortillas.  I got about 4 small circles out of one tortilla.

Place each round tortilla into a mini muffin pan.  I have this little pestle that I use to push them down into the muffin space which helps to make the beautiful ruffles around the edges.  You can also just use your fingers to push them down and get the same result.

For the taco flavor, I place about a teaspoon of ground hamburger and then sprinkle a few black beans on top.  Don’t fill too full because you’ll need to save some room for your other toppings!For the crab and cream cheese, you’ll want to drop a nice, full rounded teaspoon of mixture (see recipe below)

For the BBQ Pork (recipe below), I just fill to the top of the edge of the tortilla.

Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.  The tortilla puffs up magnificently and gives these appetizer a nice, flaky crunch on the outside.  Because these are fresh, uncooked tortillas, they really add that fresh, homemade taste and texture. The only ingredients that you will find in these tortillas are wheat flour, water, canola oil, salt, and sugar. No artificial ingredients that you can’t pronounce!

After the taco ones are baked, add any desired toppings.  I added lettuce, tomato, cheese and chopped olives. Don’t they look festive?

I don’t add a single thing  thing after the crab ones are baked, just serve and watch them go!

Sprinkle some grated cheddar cheese over the BBQ pork cups right when these come out of the oven and the cheese will melt nicely.

These are so great and will easily feed a crowd.  If  you are looking for another great appetizer using these TortillaLand tortillas, check out our Salted Chocolate Caramel Tortilla Chips! These two recipes would go great together. Sweet and savory.

Now before you go, make sure you enter our giveaway for a chance to win a $50 Costco Gift card. In the comments below, just share with us how you would use TortillaLand tortillas, a photo of one of your recipes with them or tell us how you have used TortillaLand tortillas.  The winner will be selected at random on Feb 12, 2016. #gotortillaland #partyfood

I promise that your crowd will gobble these up and they will score a touchdown at your next tailgating party! Go Team!

 

Tortilla Cup Appetizers
 
Author:
Recipe type: Appetizer
Ingredients
  • TortillaLand tortillas
Taco cups
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • Pkg taco seasoning
  • Desired taco toppings can include: Black beans, lettuce, cheese, tomato, green onion, chopped olives, cilantro, sour cream etc.
Crab cups
  • 1 bag pre-shredded imitation crab meat
  • 1 8 oz brick of cream cheese
  • 1 bunch of green onions
BBQ Pork Cups
  • Shredded pork. Either canned or home cooked. I used a pork tenderloin that I cooked in my crockpot. See instructions below.
  • Favorite BBQ Sauce. I used Famous Dave's BBQ sauce.
  • Shredded mild cheddar cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Taco Cups
  1. Brown and drain your hamburger. Add the desired amount of taco seasoning to your meat
Crab and Cream Cheese Cups
  1. Let your cream cheese come to room temperature. In a large bowl, remove the shredded imitation crab meat from the bag and put into your bowl. With a fork, loosen the shredded crab meat so that it's not stuck together.
  2. Add your softened cream cheese.
  3. Slice up your green onions and add to the crab mixture.
BBQ Pork Cups
  1. You can use a can of pork or I used some leftover pork that I had. I cooked a pork tenderloin in my crockpot all day with two cans of chicken broth. If you cook your own pork, shred before adding the barbecue sauce.
  2. Add the desired amount of your favorite pre-packaged or homemade BBQ sauce to your pork and mix well.
Assembly
  1. With a biscuit cutter or a glass (mine is inches in diameter) cut out your circles from your TortillaLand tortillas. I got about 4 small circles out of one tortilla.
  2. Place each little round tortilla into a mini muffin pan.
  3. Push them down into the muffin space which helps to make the beautiful ruffles around the edges.
  4. Place about a teaspoon of ground hamburger and then sprinkle a few black beans on top for the taco cups.
  5. Drop a nice, full rounded teaspoon of crab/cream cheese mixture for the crab cups.
  6. Fill to the top of the edge of the tortilla for the BBQ cups.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes
After they have baked:
  1. Add any additional toppings that you like to the taco cups. Lettuce, cheese, tomato, green onion, chopped olives, cilantro, sour cream etc.
  2. If I have any leftover sliced green onions, sometimes I sprinkle them on top of the crab cups but they will be good to go just as they are when they come out of the oven.
  3. Add some grated mild cheddar cheese to the pork cups right when you take them out of the oven and the cheese will melt perfectly..

 

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of TortillaLand. The opinions and text are all mine.


Comments

  1. I would make huevos rancheros.

  2. I would use them for guacamole!

  3. Susan Highland says:

    I love Costco, didn’t know about TortillaLand products until this blog. I will definitely pick some up because this sounds like so much fun for Superbowl Sunday. I’ll totally do the crab recipe! I usually make crab dip, so this is a great way to serve it! We always have a big party for our neighbors and Fantasy Football league. Thanks for the chance to win! #gotortillaland #partyfood

  4. I would use the tortillas to make tacos!

  5. Lucille Naber says:

    I will have to try these for my next party.

  6. LynneMarie says:

    I usually use them for wrap sandwiches or quesadilla’s, but these recipes have inspired me to think outside the box in the future.

  7. I have never used these tortillas, but they sound great! I would them for my chicken enchilada casserole and could use the filling from this recipe to make chicken enchilada cups!

  8. Erin Ellis says:

    These would be fabulousor mini taco salads! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
    Erin
    ErinLoves2Run at gmail dot com

  9. would this work using the ..scoops from totilla chips???

  10. keshakeke says:

    I use these tortillas to make chicken salad paninis

  11. I use the tortillas to make Southwest Chicken Tortilla Pinwheels (and other flavors) for appetizers!
    #gotortillaland #partyfood

  12. Marcia S. says:

    I would use the tortillas for a chicken salad wrap.

  13. I would make hot chicken buffaloes dip cups. I would love to win the Costco gift card never been there before . God bless

  14. eightkids4me says:

    I bet it would be yummy to fill the tortilla cups with apple pie filling, bake, then drizzle with a cream cheese glaze! Mmmmmmm! I can taste it now!!

  15. Those caramel tortilla chips look awesome! I would use the tortillas to make fajitas.

  16. I love Costco and the TortillaLand tortillas! It makes me feel like my burritos are a little more “fresh”. I would love to try those salted caramel ones sometime as they looks delicious!

  17. I like to take the tortilla and spread apple pie filling in them and roll them up like a burrito and roll in melted butter and then roll them in cinnamon sugar and place on a foil line pan and cook in a 350 degree oven for about 15 to 30 minutes , then I make powered sugar glaze drizzle over them oh so good.Love to win the prize. God bless

  18. Saegan Anderson says:

    how you would use TortillaLand tortillas?…I would use them to make carne asada tostadas with lots of guacamole!!

  19. Jessica Miller says:

    I would use them for cheese quesadillas and tacos!
    #gotortillaland #partyfood

  20. Kathy Hoffer says:

    I’d love to try taco cups for my Super Bowl party! My favorite way to use tortillas right now are to make home made enchiladas! I could eat them once a week or more, so delicious!

  21. heather kaufman says:

    I would make mini takes & think I will make them this weekend!

  22. Sharill Yalisse says:

    We normally make burritos with tortillas, but I love the idea of this post. My kid also loves chicken quesadillas, so that’s another thing we make with the tortillas. I love love them! Thanks for the opportunity

  23. Brenda Guardado says:

    Salvadorean pupusas or pastel de carne

  24. I would make fajitas! thanks for the giveaway!
    alaine74014 at gmail dot com

  25. I would use them to make pulled pork and cheese quesadillas

  26. Sarah Ochocki says:

    I like to make enchiladas when I have tortillas.

  27. The Salted Chocolate Caramel Tortilla Chips look great. I want to win :-)

  28. Nathan Kirsch says:

    I would either make tacos or chicken and cheese quesadillas

  29. I’d use them to make some delicious quesadillas.

  30. Annmarie W. says:

    My son uses tortillas all the time to make quesadillas for himself! We even got him a quesadilla maker since he likes them so much!

  31. Yum!! I would make mini little taco bowls for the family. Finger foods are always fun, and delicious!!

  32. I would use them to make quesadillas.

  33. I would make quesadillas with these tortillas

  34. I would love to use some of the ideas you mentioned above and feature them at my next Pinterest party I’d do it for Superbowl Sunday but we’ll be traveling on the road :(

  35. My husband makes amazing burritos with them! He fills them with chicken or beef and with this mouth watering sauce with cheese and green or red sauce ontop! I wish I had the recipe! But I usually get to sit back and relax when he cooks them, so I just have never had to know it! Thanks so much for the chance!! #gotortillaland #partyfood

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