Wonton Tacos

I haven’t been able to sleep for 2 days. You’re probably thinking there have been plenty of times that I have pulled back to back all nighters or have gone on a couple of hours sleep.

Duh.

Of course I have voluntarily functioned on little to no sleep while in school.

I am no longer in school and I am not volunteering to stay awake.

Houston, we have a problem.

I don’t know what’s going on, but it is frustrating.

Maybe it has something to do with eating late last night. Oh, you don’t know what I’m talking about? Let me fill you in. It’s pretty simple.

Nick did not get home until 8pm.

It’s funny because we had a conversation about it earlier in the day. You see, he got home terribly late on Tuesday, too. It was something like 7:15pm when he walked through the door.  I had the sense to start dinner before he got home. So I enjoyed preparing and eating delicious Wonton Taco Bites before he made it home. I actually finished making dinner as he walked through the door; it was perfect timing.

However, I don’t usually do that. I don’t like making dinner before I know he’s coming home because I don’t want him to heat dinner up. He’s told me he is fine with me doing that, but I just cannot bring myself to do that to him!

Anyway.

Yesterday I made an executive decision not to make dinner and kindly requested pizza. He agreed. I expressed my concern about eating at 9pm and he said it was not going to happen and he would not be at the office that late.

I knew I was right.

I’m usually always right.

Ask him. He’ll tell you.

I didn’t sit down to eat dinner last night until 5 minutes to 9.

I was right.

Maybe that’s why I couldn’t sleep last night?! Who knows!

Okay, so I mentioned bite sized Wonton Tacos, above. Did you catch that? They are AWESOME. Let’s get down to business.

Nutritional Information:
Servings: 18
Serving Size: 1 Wonton Taco
Calories: 66. 1
Fat: 3.6 g
Carbohydrates: 6.4 g
Fiber: .4 g
Protein: 4.8 g
Points+: 2

Here is what you will need:

Recipe Adapted from Health.com

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
  • Over medium heat, coat a skillet with cooking spray. Cook your beef until it is no longer pink. Drain and return to skillet over medium, high heat.
  • Add 1 cup water to the meat. Add taco seasoning and incorporate fully.
  • Allow to cook for about 5 to 6 minutes until the taco seasoning infuses itself in the beef and the mixture thickens up slightly.
  • Add the rice and mix it together thoroughly. Stir in the cheese and remove from heat. Set aside
  • Now spray the inside and outside walls of a deep square pan with nonstick cooking spray
  • Drape wonton wrappers over the pans wall on a diagonal, making a triangle shaped shell.
  • Bake until crispy, about 3 to 4 minutes
  • Remove pan from oven and allow the wonton wrappers to cool slightly. Add some of the meat and rice mixture to the bottom of the taco.
  • Spray the outside of the wontons with cooking spray and bake on a baking sheet for an additional 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and add a teaspoon of the coleslaw to the top of the meat mixture
  • Repeat the process with the remaining wonton wrappers.
  • SERVE THEM UP & ENJOY EVERY BITE!

I loved these little guys. Nick and I went to Applebee’s back in January. We are not huge fans of going there to eat but we ended up with a couple of gift cards and wanted to put them to use. We ordered a bunch of appetizers, one of which was a plate full of these little bite-sized tacos. I vowed to recreate them at some point in the future. I am so glad I did. They were terrific. While they are a little time extensive, they are well worth it in the long run.

Give them a try, you won’t be sorry!

Until Next Time,

Happy Eating! 

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