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Beef Taco Cups is an easy recipe that makes Taco Tuesday even more fun and delicious than before. Tortillas bake for just ten minutes in a muffin tin to form crunchy cups that are filled with a flavorful saucy beef mixture and topped with shredded cheese, lettuce, sour cream, scallions and cilantro. Fun for kids and grown ups too, Beef Taco Cups will soon become your favorite way to celebrate Taco Tuesday! #tacos #tacocups #groundbeef #tacotuesday #funforkids #easyrecipe #tortillacups #swirlsofflavor
Beef Taco Cups
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Beef Taco Cups is an easy recipe that will soon become your favorite and fun way to celebrate Taco Tuesday! Tortillas bake into cute crunchy cups that are filled with our saucy beef mixture and taco toppings. 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: taco bowls
Servings: 4
Author: Gwynn Galvin
  • 8 (6-inch diameter) flour tortillas, taco style
  • 1 lb extra lean ground beef
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 2 Tbs. homemade taco seasoning or store bought taco seasoning
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups chopped lettuce
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 scallion, sliced
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • Cilantro leaves
  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Line 8 muffin cups with tortillas. Carefully overlap edges of tortillas to leave openings in centers for the filling. Bake 10 min.

  3. Meanwhile, heat a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook ground beef, onion and taco seasoning until beef is browned, about 7 minutes.

  4. Stir in tomato sauce and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  5. Spoon beef mixture, about 1/3 cup per bowl, into tortilla bowls. Top with lettuce, cheese, sour cream, tomato and scallion. Garnish with cilantro leaves.

Recipe Notes

4 servings/2 bowls per serving

Makes 2 ½ cups filling.