- 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.