“Make Your Own Taco Bowls”

I’m a huge mexican food fan. I could eat beans & rice everyday if I actually knew how to make it “the right way.” It’s no easy task and I prefer to leave it up to those who actually know what they’re doing.

However, one thing I wanted to learn was how to make taco bowls. You can make mini ones to serve condiments and of course, guacamole. mmm.

The trick to these fantastic, edible bowls is a muffin tin and some corn or flour tortillas. Really.

Saw this photo above on LifeHacker and after doing a little digging, found the original source.

Mini Taco Bowls


1. Preheat the oven to 375.
2. Sprinkle each tortilla lightly with water and stack them on a plate. Cover the top with another plate turned upside down and microwave the tortillas for 1 minute or until warm. Turn two 12 cup muffin pans upside down. Mist each side of a tortilla lightly with cooking spray and center it in the space between 4 muffin cups, creating a bowl. Repeat with the 5 remaining tortillas, forming 3 bowls on each tin (as pictured above). Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes.

Serve with your favorite salsa, guacamole or you can make mini taco salads.

The possibilites are endless.



  • Wendy on September 27, 2012

    I love the idea of a mini-sized one for things like that! I actually found a tin that is shaped like that to make big ones. We will have taco salads in them at times. I think I bought it at Marshall’s or TJ Maxx for just a few bucks.

    • Modern Day Moms on September 27, 2012

      That’s awesome! I noticed that my daughter will eat more of her meal if it’s in weird shapes. Is that strange? haha

      • Wendy on September 27, 2012

        No!! They love it when it looks fun and so do I! It makes the meal more appealing and exciting. :)

        Have you seen those lunch box photos on Pinterest where the moms made animals/fun shapes out of the food for their kids school lunches. That’s a little too ambitious for me, but it’s cute to see.

        • Modern Day Moms on September 27, 2012

          I saw them but am a little intimidated by them. I bet if I practiced I could do it. We use cookie cutters for the sandwiches and that seems to be a huge hit.


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