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Taco Cups

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.

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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


  1. 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.

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

  3. Allyson Kellner says:

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

    1. I’m so glad your family liked them 🙂 Thanks for letting me know!

  4. 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

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

  6. 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

  7. Victoria W. says:

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

    Thanks for the idea!!

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

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

  10. 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!

  11. Yum! Those mini taco cups are adorable! Great looking menu! 🙂

  12. Miss Mommy/Emily says:

    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

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