Nacho florets

By • December 7, 2011 • 16 Comments

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Author Notes: The idea came about after trying out a successful version of cupcake Lasagna using wonton wrappers. I tried replicating a cupcake version of a burrito in a bowl. In the process of making little slits in the Tortilla to fit it into the muffin tin, The end result was a lovely pinwheel like curling up of the tortilla with the filling step in the progression was baking corn tortillas to get cupcake Nachos (the tortilla bakes itself into a chip, even as the re-fried beans & cheese melt down deliciously).
This hors d'oeuvre is made in a mini muffin tin. The basic ingredients are corn tortillas, refried beans & a taco cheese blend. Any other topping beyond that is entirely up to you. suggestions: Guacamole, Salsa, sour cream, roast corn, lettuce (chiffonade), Jalapeno

Makes 24 pieces

Toppings (pick any/combination you like)

  • 1/2 cup Sour cream
  • 1/2 cup Salsa
  • 1/2 cup Guacamole
  • 1/2 cup Roast corn
  • Iceberg lettuce chiffonade
  • chopped jalapenos (canned)

One bite nachos

  • 12 corn tortilla
  • 1/2 cup cup Refried beans
  • 1/2-3/4 cup Shredded Cheese (Taco or Mexican blend)
  • Oil for brushing
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Wrap the tortilla in a damp kitchen towel & warm them in a microwave. Using a 2 inch diameter biscuit cutter, cut two circles. from each tortilla. Using a 1 inch cutter place in the center as a guide, make 4- 6 1/2 inch incisions (like the spokes of a wheel).
  2. Brush the inner surface of the muffin pans with canola oil..Place these tortilla circles into the cups, arranging the cut 'petals' like the flaps of a paper pinwheel. Brush with oil and layer with 1/2 a teaspoon of shredded cheese. (this melts & forms a barrier against any moisture seeping thru the tortilla). place a 1/2 teaspoon dollop of refried beans and sprinkle with more cheese.
  3. Bake in the oven for about 15-25 min until the cheese has melted and the tortilla has crisped up and the flaps 'curl' inwards .
  4. Remove from oven, cool slightly and smother with any toppings of your choice.
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over 2 years ago MeghanVK

What a great idea! I'm honestly a little shocked that I've never seen anything like this before... I'm sure they would get snapped up at a fancy cocktail hour. Can't wait to find an excuse to give these a try.


almost 3 years ago inpatskitchen

These are just beautiful and sound extremely tasty!!


almost 3 years ago Panfusine

Thank you, inpatskitchen!


almost 3 years ago lorigoldsby

Did you use slivers of tomato for the "roses"?


almost 3 years ago Panfusine

Yes, thin slices with a slit on a radius & rolled up.


almost 3 years ago Niknud

You take such amazing pictures!


almost 3 years ago Panfusine

Thanks niknud..Although I still have a Loong way to go.


almost 3 years ago Niknud

Oh please! I still don't even own a proper camera! Sometimes I look at my pictures and think, "that doesn't look very tasty." You are fortunate to be able to both cook amazing food and take amazing pictures!


almost 3 years ago sdebrango

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Great idea panfusine, love the little cups and the shout out to nacho's. Very elegant with familiar flavors. Have to say the photo is amazing!


almost 3 years ago Panfusine

Thanks sdebrango..


almost 3 years ago lapadia

All ingredients I love...very appetizing, Panfusine. Beautiful photo of them too :)


almost 3 years ago Panfusine

Thanks Lapadia.


almost 3 years ago Panfusine

Thanks Boulangere!


almost 3 years ago creamtea

Oh, these are cute!


almost 3 years ago Panfusine

Thank you creamtea!


almost 3 years ago boulangere

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