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Mini Taco Cups

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I LOVE Mexican food.  In fact, when we go out to eat as a family, I would much rather head to a Mexican restaurant because I know that we will all be able to find something on the menu we like and we won’t leave hungry.

But we all know that sometimes a simple taco can get boring…right?!?  These little Mini Taco Cups are anything but boring!

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Mini Taco Cups
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A twist to your traditional taco.
Serves: 4
  • 1 pound ground turkey meat
  • ½ onion, diced
  • 1 packet Taco Seasoning
  • 1 cup water
  • 12 flour tortillas
  • 2 cups shredded cheese
  • ½ cup shredded lettuce
  • ½ cup tomatoes, diced
  • Non-stick spray
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Brown turkey meat, drain and return to skillet.
  2. In a separate skillet, saute onion and add to meat. Add taco seasoning, ½ packet at a time and mix well.
  3. Add water and cook on high until most of the water has reduced down. Simmer on low for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Cut 5 inch circles from the flour tortillas. Wrap in a damp paper towel and microwave for about 30 seconds to soften.
  5. Spray muffin pan with non-stick spray and place tortillas into the muffin pan. Mold the tortilla to look like a cup or bowl in the muffin pan.
  6. Place a layer of shredded cheese to tortilla cups, fill with meat and place another layer of cheese on top.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes or until the tortillas start to brown around the edges.
  8. Top with lettuce and tomato.
  9. Enjoy!
Don't discard your tortilla pieces. Cut and place on a cookie sheet to make your own tortilla chips.
About Crystal

Crystal Reagan, the owner and founder of SimplyBeingMommy.com lives in Small Town, Texas with her husband and 3 children. Crystal and her website have been featured on local and national news stations including Channel 2 Houston and ABC News. She has also appeared on BetterTV as a Mommy Expert for VTech.


  1. 1

    Thank you, for sharing on how to make those little shell cups.. the kids will get a kick out of those. I think they would be perfect for family get togethers when we serve tacos.. less messy on the buffet table.
    I am with you on going out for Mexican food,.. the kids and I love spicy foods, the hubs is not a big fan, but will tag along knowing he just got out voted 🙂

    and no leftovers shell pieces.. serve along with Tortilla chips..brilliant idea

  2. 2

    This looks yummy! Can’t wait to try it!

  3. 3

    These are so cute and fun! I have made mini lasagna and meatloaf, but never thought of doing tacos this way! Great recipe.

  4. 4

    Those are adorable! I will have to make.

  5. 5

    I love ‘mini’ food – I think it’s so cute and fun to eat! These look like they would get the kids involved in really enjoying their dinner.

  6. 6

    Sounds super yummy!

  7. 7

    Those look delicious and much easier than I thought!

  8. 8

    These sound super yummy, and look like they’re pretty easy to make. Even my super picky Rylie would probably love them!

  9. 9

    These look great! I love Mexican food too, and lately have been making tacos at least once a week. I should try this, hubby would love it!

  10. 10

    I love this idea, how cute and perfect sized for kids.

  11. 11

    These sound really delicious and adorable, too.
    I bet the kids love these and Bill would, too.

    One quick question, did you mean 30 SECONDS in the microwave between dampened paper towels to soften?

  12. 13

    I also meant to tell you that I’d love to have you join our Thursday’s Recipe Swap Meet with this recipe, I’m sure my readers with kids would LOVE this recipe.
    Just check the meme on Thursday morning for the link and add the recipe, we’d love to have you… Grab our button and play along.

  13. 14

    Looks so easy and fun! I need to make these and see if it will entice my little guy to try them.

  14. 15
    Rock Kitaro says:

    sweet idea!!!

  15. 16

    This will be a huge hit in my home. Thanks for sharing!

  16. 17

    Super yummy!

  17. 18

    I love this, will try~!

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