Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Taco Cupcakes with Avocado Cream Frosting


Avocado Week
Welcome to day 2 of Avocado week here at Curry and Comfort.  I am also hosting a great giveaway from Good Cook to help you with your avocado needs.   Before I tell you about the giveaway, how fun and cute are these Taco cupcakes with Avocado Cream frosting?  I made taco cups when I first started my blog over two years ago, but I wanted to make cupcakes of them when I realized that avocados could make a fun and perfect "frosting".  My niece and nephew dropped by for the day and they loved these cool cupcakes.  My niece loved them so much, I had to promise her I would make them again for her birthday (over six months away).   I don't know if I can wait that long to make them again. We may have to celebrate her birthday earlier this year. :)

Now don't forget to check out the giveaway down below...

1lb lean ground meat (beef, chicken, pork or turkey)
2 jalapenos seeded and chopped
1 onion chopped
2-3 Tbs store bought Taco seasoning (I used McCormick brand)
1-2 tsp of ground cumin
1 tsp of garlic powder
1 tsp of red chili flakes (or to taste)
Salt and Pepper to taste
1 (15oz) can diced tomatoes
1 tub of 8 grands biscuits
1 cup shredded cheddar or Mexican blend cheese

Avocado Frosting:
1 ripe avocado
1/2 cup cream cheese
1/3 cup sour cream
1 tsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp cumin powder
salt and black pepper to taste

Good Cook recommended tools:  Avocado Slicer
                                                      Citrus Reamer
                                                      Nonstick Muffin Pan, 6 Cup

Start by browning meat with a little salt and pepper. Then add onions and jalapeno and finish browning meat.  Next add seasoning: taco seasoning, cumin, garlic powder, red chili flakes. Saute for 1-2 minutes.

Then add one can of diced tomatoes.  Saute for another 5-7 minutes.  Taste for seasoning.

Take biscuits and separate in the middle to form two thinner biscuits.  The biscuits are flaky and layered so this is easily done by simply pulling them apart. stretch a grands biscuit and gently mold it inside each muffin hole.  Now put some taco filling inside each cup and top with shredded cheese.   
Bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes or until biscuits are fully baked and the cheese is melted.  Should make 16 cups.

Allow Taco cups to cool down and then frost with avocado cream "frosting".  Serve immediately.  Enjoy.

Good Cook Giveaway Closed

Win an Avocado Slicer, a Citrus Zester and a Citrus Reamer.

Disclaimer: Individuals can enter the Good Cook Avocado Slicer contest on multiple participating blog sites to increase their chances of winning. However, one prize will be awarded per promotion. If an individual wins a Good Cook prize on two or more bloggers’ sites, they will only qualify to receive one prize.
I will choose two winners from this post.
This Giveaway is open to U.S. RESIDENTS only, and it will end on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 11:59 pm (EST)
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