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Nacho florets

December  7, 2011
0 Ratings
  • Makes 24 pieces
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 inside...next 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 —Panfusine

What You'll Need
  • 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 cups Refried beans
  • 1/2-3/4 cups 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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14 Reviews

MeghanVK December 28, 2011
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.
inpatskitchen December 13, 2011
These are just beautiful and sound extremely tasty!!
Panfusine December 13, 2011
Thank you, inpatskitchen!
lorigoldsby December 10, 2011
Did you use slivers of tomato for the "roses"?
Panfusine December 10, 2011
Yes, thin slices with a slit on a radius & rolled up.
Niknud December 9, 2011
You take such amazing pictures!
Panfusine December 9, 2011
Thanks niknud..Although I still have a Loong way to go.
Niknud December 9, 2011
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!
lapadia December 9, 2011
All ingredients I love...very appetizing, Panfusine. Beautiful photo of them too :)
Panfusine December 9, 2011
Thanks Lapadia.
Panfusine December 7, 2011
Thanks Boulangere!
creamtea December 7, 2011
Oh, these are cute!
Panfusine December 7, 2011
Thank you creamtea!
boulangere December 7, 2011