Taco Cups

Taco Cups

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Taco Cups

Taco Cups

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 12


  • 12 small flour tortillas or street taco size flour tortillas
  • 1 pound lean ground beef or ground turkey
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 packet taco seasoning mix
  • 1 can refried beans - removed from can and warmed (optional)
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • Cooking spray or olive oil
  • Your favorite taco fixin’s like shredded lettuce, diced tomato, sour cream, black olives and salsa


  • In a skillet, cook ground beef until beef is crumbly and no longer pink, drain.
  • Add taco seasoning and water. 
  • Simmer on medium high heat about 3 to 5 minutes or until water cooks away. 
  • Stir occasionally.
  • Use a round cookie or biscuit cutter or a small can or a bowl to cut tortillas into 5 inch rounds.
  • If using street taco sized tortillas you can skip this step because they should fit perfectly in muffin tin.
  • Spray muffin cups with cooking spray or brush with oil.
  • Place tortilla rounds inside of a muffin tin with 12 muffin cups.
  • Use your hands to push them snuggly into the muffin cups.
  • If the tortillas are on the thicker side, pop them in the microwave for 15 to 20 seconds or until them are just warm and are a bit more easy to press into the muffin tins.
  • Bake in preheated oven at 350° for about 5 to 10 minutes or until the tortilla crisps up a bit and get a little golden around the edges.
  • Be careful not to over bake. Check at 5 minutes and keep checking.
  • Serve each taco cup first filled with a couple spoonfuls of warm refried beans if using, then some taco meat.
  • Add your favorite taco fixings liked shredded lettuce, cheese, tomato, sour cream on top.
  • Serve with salsa or taco sauce.


Calories: 221kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 694mg | Potassium: 179mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 432IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 154mg | Iron: 2mg

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition data is gathered primarily from the USDA Food Composition Database, whenever available, or otherwise other online calculators.

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