Spicy fiesta bowls



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.


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!!


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.


More from Snixy Kitchen

Filed Under: , , , , ,


  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)!


  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.

Leave a comment

I have read and agree with the privacy policy.