Taco Cups

By October 15, 2018May 24th, 2019Appetizers, Cooking, Home Everyday Cooking, Recipes

These easy to make and easy to eat Taco Cups are a great appetizer for any occasion, and easy enough for a weeknight dinner. With a handful of ingredients, and about 10 minutes, you can have these mini tacos ready to serve! 

Taco Cups

If your family loves tacos – and who doesn’t – they will love these Taco Cups! They are bite sized and perfect for an appetizer, or add multiple appetizers for a fun dinner.

Mini Tacos

The Taco Cups are full of flavor, easy to eat, and really satisfying! They are filling enough to be dinner – a dinner of all appetizers is my favorite kind! You can eat these plain or dunk them in salsa or sour cream.

To keep it super easy, these Mini Taco Cups are made with Scoops chips, another fun idea are Wonton Tacos made with wonton wraps.

Taco Cups add beans

How to make Mini Tacos

  1. Begin by making your favorite taco meat. Here is what we like – brown 1 pound of ground beef or turkey and drain it, then add salsa and taco seasoning
  2. Lay out the mini taco shells onto a cookie sheet or in a muffin tin – we like to use Scoops chips, you can also cut a tortilla shell into a round circle, or use wontons
  3. Next, spread refried beans into the chips
  4. Top with the meat and sprinkle with cheese

Taco Cups with meat and cheese

10 minutes in the oven and your Taco Cups are ready! I love that these are bite sized – and you don’t even really need a plate!

Serve the Taco Cups with sour cream, salsa, green onions and any of your favorite Mexican toppings like these easy Pickled Jalapenos

Taco Cups

Looking for more fun appetizers to serve at your next party? Click on the photo for the recipe.

Dried Beef Cheese Ball    Vegetable Roll Ups    Compund Butter    Knorr Spinach Dip

Taco Cups


Taco Cups

Taco Cups

Yield: 36-42
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Perfect for an appetizer, snack for Movie Night, or even a side dish for Mexican night.


  • Tostitos Scoops Chips
  • 1 pound ground beef or turkey, cooked and drained
  • 2 tablespoons Taco Seasoning
  • 1 cup of Salsa
  • 1 can Refried Beans - you will use about ¼ of the can
  • 1 cup Mexican Blend Shredded Cheese
  • Toppings - sour cream, green onions and cilantro, optional


  1. Cook and drain ground beef, add taco seasoning and salsa, continue to cook taco meat
  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
  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
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 42 Serving Size: 7
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 63Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 146mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 5g

Join the discussion 27 Comments

Leave a Reply

Quick Recipes

Skip to Recipe

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.