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Texas Fiesta Bowls

Texas Fiesta Bowls are flour tortillas baked into the shape of a bowl and filled with a Tex-Mex meat mixture layered over rice or lettuce. 

Serve with shredded cheese, sliced or chopped avocados, refried or black beans, sour cream, chopped cilantro and/or salsa.

TEXAS FIESTA BOWLS

After seeing instructions for making baked tortilla bowls in one of my favorite magazines, I had to try them out. 

Basically, they are flour tortillas tucked between the upside-down cups of a muffin tin, then baked until crisp and golden brown. No frying necessary!

Texas Fiesta Bowls - unbaked tortilla cups
Form each tortilla into a loose bowl shape and tuck between cups of an upside-down muffin tin.

Making Texas Fiesta Bowls:

  1. Stir up the seasoned ground beef mixture in the recipe below.
  2. Prepare the rice and/or chopped lettuce.
  3. Bake flour tortillas to make the bowls.
  4. Collect the condiments you want to serve on the side: cheese, sour cream, cherry tomatoes/chopped tomatoes, avocados/guacamole, beans, salsa, etc.
Texas Fiesta Bowls --fiesta bowls with condiments

I love recipes like this for parties because everybody can customize their own “bowl” as they prefer.

Another reason is that you can use leftover meat and condiments in completely different ways. For example, try pouring the meat mixture over chips and cheese. Or spaghetti. Freeze leftovers in small packages and use them for lunch wrapped in a soft flour tortilla. And of course, my favorite, pouring it over the top of my vacuum-packed lettuce.


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Texas Fiesta Bowls with do-it-yourself tortilla bowls using a muffin pan

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Texas Fiesta Bowls

Texas Fiesta Bowls

Yield: 8 bowls
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Flour tortillas baked into the shape of a bowl and filled with a Tex-Mex meat mixture over rice or lettuce. Serve with cheese, avocados, tomatoes, and/or sour cream.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
  • 1 15-ounce can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/2 cup sliced pitted black olives (chop finely if serving to olive haters)
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder (more if you like it spicy)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 8 6-inch tortillas

Instructions

  1. Brown ground beef in large skillet. Dip off excess fat. Add onion, mushrooms and garlic and cook until softened.
  2. Stir in undrained tomatoes, olives, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper. Simmer 3-5 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  3. Serve with shredded cheese, sliced or chopped avocados, refried or black beans, sour cream, chopped cilantro and/or salsa.

Forming bowls

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Soften 4 tortillas by wrapping in foil and placing in oven until warm and pliable. Alternately, wrap in a towel and microwave until warm and pliable. Start with about 20 seconds on HIGH and add time as necessary.
  2. Lightly spray small (6 or 7-inch) cooked flour tortillas on both sides. Form each tortilla into a loose bowl shape and tuck between cups of an upside down muffin tin. Press tortilla down in the middle so shell will have a flat bottom to sit on. Bake in oven for 8-10 minutes. The shells should be golden brown and crispy all over--no soft places or they will be difficult to eat.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 348Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 707mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 4gSugar: 3gProtein: 21g

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Friday 10th of March 2017

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Valerie Crumbaker

Friday 16th of August 2013

Can I make these the day before ?

Jenn

Saturday 15th of September 2012

That's GrEaT! We fix Mexican food dishes especially when our son visits. He asked me one time why I fixed taco salad with "no taco bowl" . . . NoW I can fix that! Thanks!!

Kami Pope

Wednesday 15th of June 2011

This is so cool Paula! I am gonna try to make these fiesta bowls this weekend.

Paula

Wednesday 15th of June 2011

Hi Kami, Great to hear from you. Congrats on the new job and move for the two of you. Hope you enjoy the fiesta bowls. They're so easy.

kim

Saturday 2nd of April 2011

The recipes look amazing.