Taco Cups

Cuisine: Mexican

Cook Time: 30 Minutes

Serves: 12

Mouth-watering taco cups are ideal appetizers that you can have while enjoying a game. You can also have them for the main course and make it a taco night. The snack is easy to make with the delicious taco fillings packed inside the wonton cups.

  • Non-stick cooking spray for the pan
  • 12 tortillas
  • One tablespoon olive oil
  • 1-pound lean ground beef of 455 gm
  • Three tablespoons of taco seasoning
  • 6-ounce diced tomato of 180 g
  • 4 ounce sliced green chilies of 120 g
  • 1½ cups of shredded sharp cheddar cheese of 150 g
  • Six large tortillas made of flour
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • 1 cup nicely chopped cherry tomatoes
  • 2 cup shredded Cheddar
  • Drizzle some sour cream

Mouth-watering snack to savor.

Know how to make flavorful taco cups with all kinds of conventional toppings in a quick and easy manner by going through the following directions –

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and make the muffin tin greasy with a cooking spray. Use a 4-inch biscuit cutter or any glass opening to make smaller circles out of the tortillas. Put a tortilla in each cup of the muffin pan, fold the edges, if needed, and set it aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a big skillet over medium-high heat. Include onion and start cooking. Stir for around 5 minutes until it gets soft. Include ground beef and season it with taco seasoning, salt, and pepper. Cook, while breaking the meat, for around 6 minutes until the color is no longer pink.
  3. Put the beef mixture into each tortilla and top it with shredded cheddar. Bake till the tortillas become golden around its edges, with the cheese getting melted.
  4. Garnish the dish with ingredients including tomatoes, lettuce, cheese, and sour cream.

Chef Tip: You can try making these taco cups only with sour cream and diced green onion topping. Reheat the dish at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for around 15 minutes and put your desired garnish.

It is one of the most ideal snack recipes, which work as the perfect appetizer for youngsters to enjoy while having fun.

Quick Bites

Fun Fact

• The biggest taco ever made was constructed on November 20th, 2011 in Queretaro, Mexico. It was 246 feet long and was made with carnitas as the filling. 

• National Taco day is October 4.

Historical Fact

• While there is some debate over when exactly the first taco was created, most experts state that the first taco was actually invented somewhere between 1,000 and 500 B.C.

• The first recorded reference to the word taco, then it was tacos mineros, came about in the 19th century. The first mention of the word taco in the United States didn’t come around until 1905.

Nutrition Fact

• A single taco made from a medium corn tortilla shell, 1 ounce of cooked ground bison mixed with onions, red bell peppers, and seasonings, two slices of avocado, two slices of tomatoes, a bit of lettuce, 2 tablespoons of salsa, and 1 tablespoon of grated cheese averages 198 calories.