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Lunch Box Taco Muffins

Posted Aug 24 2011 5:56pm

These Taco Muffins are a great way to use your leftover taco meat!  Whether you send one with your kids to school, bring them out at lunchtime, or have them as an afternoon snack, they will fill up your kids and give them energy till dinner.  They  can be stored in the fridge and warmed up when you are ready to eat! 

taco muffins

Use your favorite corn bread recipe, and fill the inside with taco meat, black beans, and/ or salsa.   Here is how we did it:

  • 1/2 cup corn meal taco muffins2
  • 1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour, or multi grain flour
  • 3 TBL sugar
  • 1 TBL Baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup low fat milk

Mix all the dry ingredients together.  Combine the liquid ingredients and mix in with the dry.  Prepare a muffin pan.  Using a melon baller or cookie scooper, place one scoopful into muffin pan.  Sprinkle with leftover taco meat, black beans, or salsa.  Add one more scoop of the corn muffin mix to the top of the taco meat.  Bake in 350 degree oven for 15-20 minutes, or until batter is cooked all the way through.

corn bread muffins

(My bunny and pig I made with mozzarella cheese and olives.  I also used for the pig nose a small circle of seaweed paper.. but my kids will not eat seaweed paper. I just have it to try and make cute things).

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