Taco Cups Recipe

Taco Cups Recipe – This Taco Cups Recipe comes together in 15 minutes for a fast, fun, and fabulous dish! Made with just five ingredients, plus optional toppings, it is sure to be a weeknight staple!

Taco Cups Recipe - This Taco Cups Recipe comes together in 15 minutes for a fast, fun, and fabulous dish! Made with just five ingredients, plus optional toppings, it is sure to be a weeknight staple! // addapinch.com

Happy Taco Tuesday! 🙂

If your family loves tacos nearly as much as mine does, then you’ll definitely want to be sure and grab this Taco Cups Recipe! It comes together and is on the table in 15 minutes for a weeknight meal that will make everyone happy! 🙂

Taco Cups Recipe - This Taco Cups Recipe comes together in 15 minutes for a fast, fun, and fabulous dish! Made with just five ingredients, plus optional toppings, it is sure to be a weeknight staple! // addapinch.com

To make them, I begin by cutting my tortillas into circles. For this, I used a 3-inch cutter to cut 3 circles out of my tortilla. If you’d like more tortilla with your taco cups, you can use a larger circle, maybe up to a 4 1/2-inch or so.

Taco Cups Recipe - This Taco Cups Recipe comes together in 15 minutes for a fast, fun, and fabulous dish! Made with just five ingredients, plus optional toppings, it is sure to be a weeknight staple! // addapinch.com

Then, lightly mist your muffin pan (excuse how old mine is!!!) with olive oil spray and place the rounds down into the bottom of the indentions of the muffin pan. I then like to give my tortilla rounds another spritz from my olive oil mister before baking in the oven for about 10 minutes.

Taco Cups Recipe - This Taco Cups Recipe comes together in 15 minutes for a fast, fun, and fabulous dish! Made with just five ingredients, plus optional toppings, it is sure to be a weeknight staple! // addapinch.com

While the tortilla cups are baking, I brown my ground beef along with a little bit of my taco seasoning.

Once the beef is browned and the tortilla cups are crisped, I filled the tortilla cups with my taco meat and top each one with whatever toppings everyone prefers for their tacos. In my house, we have a wide selection of toppings – pico de gallo, salsa, sour cream, guacamole, refried beans, but most of the time, we stick with Sam’s favorites as pictured: shredded lettuce, cheese, and diced tomato and red onion. Simple, yet satisfying.

Taco Cups Recipe - This Taco Cups Recipe comes together in 15 minutes for a fast, fun, and fabulous dish! Made with just five ingredients, plus optional toppings, it is sure to be a weeknight staple! // addapinch.com

I love to make these ahead of time for easy meal prep for super quick lunches and supper. Served with a side salad, this is a meal that my whole family truly loves.

Taco Cups Recipe - This Taco Cups Recipe comes together in 15 minutes for a fast, fun, and fabulous dish! Made with just five ingredients, plus optional toppings, it is sure to be a weeknight staple! // addapinch.com

To make them ahead, I like to prepare all of the ingredients and keep them separate. That way, I can reheat the taco meat quickly without feeling like the cups may suffer in the process. The taco cups keep well stored in a zip top bag or air tight container in the pantry.

Then, as I’m ready to serve them, I simple reheat the taco meat and assemble the taco cups and voila! Supper is ready!

Taco Cups Recipe - This Taco Cups Recipe comes together in 15 minutes for a fast, fun, and fabulous dish! Made with just five ingredients, plus optional toppings, it is sure to be a weeknight staple! // addapinch.com

Taco Cups Recipe - This Taco Cups Recipe comes together in 15 minutes for a fast, fun, and fabulous dish! Made with just five ingredients, plus optional toppings, it is sure to be a weeknight staple! // addapinch.com

Here’s my easy as can be Taco Cups Recipe. I hope you love them as much as we do!

Taco Cups Recipe - This Taco Cups Recipe comes together in 15 minutes for a fast, fun, and fabulous dish! Made with just five ingredients, plus optional toppings, it is sure to be a weeknight staple! // addapinch.com
Yield: 12 taco cups

Taco Cups Recipe

Total Time 15 minutes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes

Taco Cups Recipe - This Taco Cups Recipe comes together in 15 minutes for a fast, fun, and fabulous dish! Made with just five ingredients, plus optional toppings, it is sure to be a weeknight staple!

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Ingredients

  • olive oil spray
  • 4 (8-inch) tortillas
  • 1 pound lean ground beef 92%
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon taco seasoning

Optional Toppings

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375º F. Spray muffin pan with olive oil spray and set aside. 

  2. Cut tortillas into circles using at least a 3-inch round cutter. Place the circles into the muffin pan indentions, making sure to lightly press them into the bottom.  Spritz the tops of the circles with olive oil spray and bake until lightly browned, about 10 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, brown the ground been in a skillet set over medium heat. Drain away any drippings and stir in the taco seasoning. Cook for another minute or so to incorporate the taco seasoning. Remove from the heat. 

  4. Fill the cups with taco meat and then top with your preferred toppings. 

  5. Serve the taco cups immediately.

Notes

Make-Ahead:
Prepare all ingredients without assembly. Store baked tortilla cups in an airtight container or zip top bag in the pantry for up to 3 days. Store the browned taco meat in the refrigerator for up to a week. Prepare the optional toppings and store in individual containers in the refrigerator. 

To serve, reheat the taco meat and assemble the taco cups. Serve while warm. 

Nutrition Facts
Taco Cups Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 52 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 28mg 1%
Potassium 130mg 4%
Protein 8g 16%
Calcium 0.3%
Iron 5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All images and text © Robyn Stone for Add a Pinch

Enjoy!
Robyn xo

 

5 comments on “Taco Cups Recipe”

  1. Hi Robyn!
    These taco cups look great, and a fun way to get people to build their own. Have you tried this recipe with corn tortillas? Do they need a different baking time?
    Thanks!

  2. this is such a creative use of tortillas, never thought of using in a muffin tin and flour tortillas too, so much better tasting than corn, thank you for this recipe!

  3. This recipe received rave reviews from the fam – they kept dissappearing and I had to make another 1/2 a dozen the same night! It was also a really good way to use up those broken tortillas sitting in our freezer :). The taco cups turned out incredibly crispy and it was fun to have a variety of toppings so everyone could build “their own”. This will be on frequent rotation in our house – If I could, I would give it 10 stars – thanks Robin!

  4. Yummy! amazing looking do you know how to make a Paneer Recipes

    Rating: 5

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