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Cheesy Taco Muffins

Cheesy Taco Muffins – perfect game day food. So easy to make and they taste fantastic. Ground beef, taco seasoning, diced tomatoes and green chiles, Bisquick, cheddar cheese, and buttermilk. Bake in mini muffin pans. I took the whole batch to our tailgate and only had a few leftover, and they reheated well for breakfast the next morning. #gameday #appetizer #mexican #taco #muffins #partyfood #beef

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Easy Cheesy Taco Muffins for Parties

Looking for an easy game day appetizer? These Cheesy Taco Muffins are perfect for watching all the college bowl games and NFL games this weekend. They are super easy to make and taste great. This is a delicious alternative to our usual sausage balls. They are easy to transport to the parking lot and parties. They taste great hot out of the oven or at room temperature. Dip them in some salsa, ranch or a combination of both. Let the party begin!

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How to Make Taco Cheese Muffins with Cheddar Cheese Soup

These Cheesy Taco Muffins are super easy to make. Start by cooking the ground beef or turkey. Drain the fat. Add a packet of taco seasoning and a can of diced tomatoes and green chiles. Allow the taco meat to cool slightly. Add a can of Fiesta Nacho Cheese Soup, Bisquick, cheddar cheese, and buttermilk. Scoop the batter into mini muffin pans and bake.

Tips for Making Cheesy Taco Muffins

  • Can use ground beef or ground turkey.
  • I find the Fiesta Nacho Cheese Soup at Target. 
  • If you can’t find Fiesta Nacho Cheese Soup, you can substitute Cheddar Cheese Soup.
  • Buttermilk substitute – 1 Tbsp vinegar or lemon juice plus enough milk to make one cup. Let sit 5 minutes before using.
  • Can use mild, regular, or hot Rotel diced tomatoes & green chiles.
  • Can use any cheese you prefer in place of cheddar cheese.
  • Can make regular sized muffins. You will need to increase the baking time.
  • Can make Cheesy Taco Muffins in advance and reheat when ready to serve. To reheat, cover in foil and bake at 350ºF for 20 to 30 minutes.
taco mini muffins on a platter

Easy Taco Cheese Muffins Made with Bisquick

We loved these Cheesy Taco Muffins. I took them to a party over the holidays and they were gone in a flash. I have them on our game day menu this weekend. Since you can’t have only one thing on your game day menu, here are a few of our favorite recipes from the blog that go great with these Cheesy Taco Muffins:

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mini taco muffins on a platter
mini taco muffins on a platter
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Appetizer
American
Yield: approximately 4 dozen

Cheesy Taco Muffins Recipe

prep time: 10 minscook time: 15 minstotal time: 25 mins
Cheesy Taco Muffins – perfect game day food. So easy to make and they taste fantastic. Ground beef, taco seasoning, diced tomatoes and green chiles, Bisquick, cheddar cheese, and buttermilk. Bake in mini muffin pans. I took the whole batch to our tailgate and only had a few leftover, and they reheated well for breakfast the next morning. #gameday #appetizer #mexican #taco #muffins #partyfood #beef

ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 (1-oz) package taco seasoning
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 (10-oz) can diced tomatoes and green chiles, undrained
  • 3 cups Bisquick
  • 1 (10.75-oz) can condensed Fiesta Nacho Cheese Soup
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk

instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF. Lightly spray mini muffin pans with cooking spray.
  2. Cook ground beef in a skillet over medium heat until no longer pink. Drain fat. Add taco seasoning, water, and diced tomatoes and green chiles. Simmer for 5 minutes. Cool slightly.
  3. Combine taco meat, baking mix, and shredded cheese in a large bowl. Make a well in the center of the mixture. Stir together the soup and buttermilk; add to taco meat mixture, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened.
  4. Scoop batter into mini muffin pans.
  5. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until lightly browned.

NOTES:

Can use ground turkey.
Buttermilk substitute - 1 Tbsp vinegar or lemon juice plus enough milk to make one cup. Let sit 5 mintues before using.
I prefer silicone mini muffin pans: https://amzn.to/2XuWsJF

MORE APPETIZER RECIPES:


Taco Ranch Bites
Cracked Out Bean Dip
Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Mushrooms
Pulled Pork Mac & Cheese Sliders
Mexican Sausage Balls

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    1. All the serving sizes are listed above the recipe to the left of the print button. This particular recipe makes about four or five dozen muffins.

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