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ground beef tacos in tortilla shells with taco toppings
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, taco cups
Servings: 4
Calories: 352 kcal
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 fold back edges of tortillas to leave openings in centers for thefilling. 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.


  • Use flour tortillas, not corn tortillas. Corn tortillas are not piable enough to shape into cups

Make large taco cups!

  • Line 4 jumbo muffin cups with 8-inch flour tortillas.
  • Carefully overlap edges of tortillas to leave openings in centers for the filling
  • Bake 12 minutes at 350F
  • Cool in pan 5 minutes
  • Divide filling evenly between the four large taco cups. 
  • 4 servings/1 bowl per serving




Nutrition Facts
Beef Taco Cups
Amount Per Serving
Calories 352 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 115mg38%
Sodium 394mg17%
Potassium 621mg18%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 33g66%
Vitamin A 2912IU58%
Vitamin C 8mg10%
Calcium 261mg26%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.