Appetizer Recipe: Delicious Mini Taco Cups

If you’re like me, you love tacos. Actually, any type of Mexican cuisine is right up my alley. I modified my go-to taco recipe to become the perfect two-bite appetizer – mini taco cups!

Below are the detailed instructions and our how-to video.


  • 1 lb ground beef (or ground turkey)
  • 1 package taco seasoning
  • 1 can (10 oz) tomatoes & green chilis
  • 1 bunch green onion, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • Hot sauce (optional)
  • 1 package large soft shell tortillas


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Cut out 18 mini taco shells using a 3-4 inch diameter round tupperware container (or cookie cutter) as a template.
  • Stuff mini taco shells into muffin tins to form a mini taco bowl and bake in oven for 5-7 minutes, until crispy.
  • Brown ground beef on the stove, drain when fully cooked.
  • Add taco seasoning mix (according to package instructions), simmer 3 minutes.
  • Add can of tomatoes and chilis to ground beef mixture, simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  • Spoon taco mix into mini taco bowls.
  • Garnish with green onion and shredded cheese.
  • Bake in oven until cheese has melted (about 10 minutes).

Makes about 18 taco cups.