Mini Taco Cups and our Menu Plan

Welcome to another great week of meals! Our menu plan went pretty well last week, with the exception of switching two of the days. One of the good things about menu planning, is when your day gets away from you, or your week is crazy, you can switch meals around and not make a trip through the drive-thru.

One of the meals that my family loves is appetizers. I usually make several and sometimes we add a Baked Potato Bar. Last week I made these Mini Taco Cups, they were perfect for our Appetizer Night, and will definitely be making an appearance at any upcoming Football Parties.

Setting the scoops on a mini muffin pan or large cookie sheet.

Scoops prepared with the taco meat

and then topped with cheese.

Mini Taco Cups
Cook time
Total time
  • Tostitos Scoops Chips
  • 1 pound hamburger, cooked and drained
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning plus water {according to package}
  • 1 cup of Salsa
  • 1 can Refried Beans
  • Mexican Blend Shredded Cheese
  • Sour Cream
  • Green Onions
  • Cilantro
  1. Cook and drain hamburger, add taco seasoning and water, continue to cook taco meat. Add salsa and heat through, remove from heat.
  2. Set Scoops on a mini muffin pan or large cookie sheet. Using a butter knife, spread a small amount of beans into chip.
  3. Add a spoonful of taco meat
  4. Top with cheese. {this step is a little messy}
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes or until cheese is completely melted.
  6. Top with Sour Cream, Green Onions, Cilantro or other toppings you like.

Our Weekly Menu Plan…

Monday – Breakfast; Homemade McGriddles and Fried Potatoes

Tuesday – Chicken N’ Noodles, Mashed Potatoes

Wednesday – Ravioli, Salad, Parmesan Knots

Thursday – Loaded Tostadas, Chips & Salsa

Friday – Sweet & Sour Chicken Kabobs {Eat at Home recipe}, Rice

Saturday – Shanghai Wings, Baked Potatoes

Sunday – Lasagne, Salad and Garlic Bread

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  1. I love the taco cup idea! Unfortunately we can’t get those chips here (Scotland), but they’re brilliant! I’ve missed coming over to see you- good to be back “in touch!”

    Miss Mommy/Emily

  2. Sherry says:

    Yum! Those mini taco cups are adorable! Great looking menu! :)
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  3. keli says:

    Sounds like a great week! We have a mini taco bowl recipe that looks just like those – only meal sized. :)

    Have a great week!
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  4. What a great idea!

  5. Miz Helen says:

    Your Mini Taco Cups and your menu look so good. I would love to have you visit Full Plate Thursday. Thank you for sharing and you have a great week!
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  6. danae says:

    love the mini taco cups! can’t wait to try them!

  7. Penny says:

    Those sound so good! We love tacos and we love appetizers! Thanks for sharing!
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  8. Victoria W. says:

    I’ll have to try those—my teen would LOVE those!!

    Thanks for the idea!!

  9. rachel says:

    I LOVE taco cups!
    Liz — you and I definitely eat along the same lines!

    great pics and recipe, as always! YUM!

    Thanks for linking up! xoxoox

  10. Those look fabulous! We just had boring nachos last night. This would have been sooooo much better! I am definitely going to remember this recipe ;)
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  11. Barb S. says:

    Those are so cute–and easy for kids to help with. Thanks for the recipe!

  12. angie says:

    I love these they look super cute and I bet my teens would love them as well I think I am going to make these this sunday and future sundays when the family gathers around for football
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  13. Allyson Kellner says:

    I made those Taco scoops for dinner tonight and the ENTIRE family inhaled them!! Definitely a keeper! Thank you for sharing. :-)

  14. Tricia says:

    Oh those look delicious! I bet that tin a pain to clean, but I have a feeling it’s worth it :)

  15. Dakota says:

    I’m coming from orgjunkie and clicked on your MPM link just because of the mini taco cups picture. Love it! I hate how easily tacos fall apart, but these look so much easier (and cuter) to eat. The rest of your menu sounds delicious as well.
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  16. Donnie says:

    That sounds really good and easy. We have to bring a lot of appetizers to functions and I think this would be different.
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  17. Geri says:

    GREAT!!! idea and LOVE these for Supper Bowl Sunday.

  18. amy says:

    Nice. Perfect for parties, or any day! :)

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  19. laurel says:

    my sister-in-law and i have been obsessively working on our super bowl menu for the last week (we love appetizers, so this is a lot of fun for us) and these were a definite addition to our menu! thanks for the idea! can’t wait for sunday, as i’m drooling just looking at your pictures…

  20. laurel says:

    last year, for the Super Bowl, we made ten new recipes, and this was the stand out… it’s the only one getting repeated this year (we love to try new things, so for something to get repeated is a HUGE deal.)


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