Spicy fiesta bowls

date08.27.12

TacoBowl

Chicken tacos on warm flour tortillas are one of our trusty go-to weeknight meals. It’s comforting, it takes 10 minutes, and there are always leftovers. But sometimes, you crave something more than your everyday meal. You want to ramp it up a notch. These personal spicy black bean and chicken taco bowls step up the spice of your regular ol’ taco recipe and take the presentation to a whole new level.

SpicyBlackBeanTacoBowl

Even though I prefer flour, Lucas likes corn tortillas. I like cute food. So when I discovered instructions on how to bake personal-sized corn taco bowls using the bottom of a muffin tin, it sounded like the perfect compromise. I’ll budge on my taste preferences if the food is served as adorable individual servings. And actually, I do like corn tortillas when they’re baked into crispy chip-like texture. Nom nom nom.

Up until a month ago, I only owned one half-dozen muffin tin. Somehow, the other tin up and walked out of our miniature barely 1-bedroom apartment shortly after I moved in. This meant I could only bake two tortilla muffin cups at a time. At that rate, we’d have eaten around midnight. Luckily, my mom handed down my great grandma’s antique 8-cup muffin tin along with her pretty blue bowl, speeding up the baking process. It’s a gorgeous piece with its worn out finish and miniscule holes deteriorating on the bottom, but it makes me wonder who designed the 8-cup muffin tin? Most muffin recipes I’ve seen produce multiples of a dozen or of a half-dozen, which seems to make this vintage baking tray the hot dog bun package dilemma of the 1950s. My recipe only makes six muffins – I don’t want those two extra cup holders!!

SpicyTacoBowl

Luckily I was using the bottom-side for this recipe, so I didn’t have to face that problem while making these savory fiesta bowls. Despite the prep requiring every inch of counter space and almost every pan in my pint-sized kitchen, these little taco bowls are totally worth it. They’re filled with spicy dynamic flavors, and their miniature size makes them perfect for parties.

 

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7 Comments

  1. Sher says:

    This sounds yummy! Beautiful photos!

  2. Veronica says:

    Yum!They are a little fiesta for your mouth. So pretty! I like it!

  3. Peggy says:

    I just love vintage pieces of kitchen ware! They are so quirky sometimes, but so neat too! These fiesta bowls sound oh so tasty =)

    • SnixyKitchen says:

      Me too! My mom is lucky I didn’t try to “inherit” every piece of kitchen ware from the cabin kitchen shelves (all stocked with my great-grandma’s items)!

      Thanks:)

  4. Alex says:

    These look so great! I also have to say I love your kitchen/all of your cool dishes. They really make your photos look amazing!

    • SnixyKitchen says:

      Thank you so much! My fiancé and I were joking about registering for one of many different kinds of dishes just for food photography! haha.

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