Taco Biscuit Cups

Taco Biscuit Cups Recipe – super easy to make and tastes great! Zesty taco meat stuffed into buttermilk biscuits, topped with cheddar cheese, and baked in a muffin tin. The whole family gobbled these up! Ground beef, taco seasoning, salsa, cheddar cheese, and canned biscuits. Can make it in advance and freeze it for a quick meal later.

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Taco Stuffed Biscuits

Taco night is a favorite at our house, and these Taco Biscuit Cups are our favorite way to celebrate! Spicy taco meat stuffed into biscuits, topped with cheese, and baked in a muffin pan. O-M-YUM! Kids and adults gobble these up! These taco biscuit cups are perfect for parties, game nights, and a quick and easy weeknight dinner. Customize them with your favorite taco toppings like sour cream, guacamole, or salsa for an extra flavor boost. Give this recipe a try for an easy lunch or dinner.  I promise you can’t just eat one!

How to Make Taco Biscuit Cups

This dish is super easy to make with only a few simple ingredients. In a large skillet, cook lean ground beef over medium-high heat. Drain excess grease. Add taco seasoning, salsa, and water to the skillet. Stir well. Cook over low heat for 10 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened. Remove from the heat. Stir in shredded cheddar cheese and set aside.

Open a can of refrigerated biscuits. Separate biscuit dough into 10 biscuits; place each biscuit in a regular-size muffin tin that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Using a rolling pin, roll each biscuit into a large circle. Firmly press dough in the bottom and up the side of each muffin cup.

Spoon the meat mixture into the biscuit cups. Top each biscuit with grated cheese. Bake in a preheated oven until the biscuits are golden brown. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro.

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • I use the smaller canned biscuits as opposed to the larger Grands! Biscuits.
    • Look for one 10-count (12-oz) can or two 5-count (6-oz) cans.
    • Can use any variety: flaky biscuits or buttermilk biscuits work fine.
  • Can substitute ground turkey or ground chicken for lower calories.
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Taco Seasoning made with chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, red pepper flakes, oregano, paprika, cumin, salt, and pepper: https://www.plainchicken.com/homemade-taco-seasoning/
  • Variations/Additions:
    • onions
    • bell pepper
    • black olives
    • hot sauce
    • diced tomatoes
  • Can Taco Biscuits be made in advance? Yes! You can assemble the biscuit cups ahead of time and refrigerate until you are ready to bake.
  • Can Taco Biscuits be frozen? Yes! Bake the biscuits and cool completely. Transfer the biscuits to a freezer bag and store in the freezer for up to 3 months.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
    • Reheat in the microwave.
cross-section of a taco meat stuffed biscuit

What to Serve with Muffin Pan Tacos

These stuffed biscuits are a staple at our house. I always have the ingredients on hand to whip them up at a moment’s notice. Top the biscuits with your favorite taco toppings such as sour cream, taco sauce, and avocado. YUM!

We like to serve these biscuits with black beans and rice. Another option is a refreshing side salad drizzled with a tangy cilantro-lime dressing for an extra kick. And let’s not forget the tortilla chips, salsa, and creamy guacamole. No matter what you serve with these biscuits, it’s a guaranteed fiesta of flavors that will leave everyone craving for more!

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Taco Biscuit Cups

Yield: 10 biscuits
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Taco Biscuit Cups Recipe – super easy to make and tastes great! Zesty taco meat stuffed into buttermilk biscuits, topped with cheddar cheese, and baked in a muffin tin. The whole family gobbled these up! Ground beef, taco seasoning, salsa, cheddar cheese, and canned biscuits. Can make it in advance and freeze it for a quick meal later.

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350ºFl Spray a regular muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a large skillet, cook lean ground beef over medium-high heat. Drain excess grease. Add taco seasoning, salsa, and water. Stir well. Cook over low heat for 10 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened. Season with salt and black pepper. Remove from heat. Add ½ cup shredded cheese and set aside.
  • Open a can of refrigerated biscuits. Separate biscuit dough into 10 biscuits. Using a rolling pin, roll each biscuit into a large circle. Firmly press dough in the bottom and up the side of each muffin cup.
  • Spoon the meat mixture into the biscuit cups. Top each biscuit with the remaining ½ cup grated cheese.
  • Bake in a preheated oven for 17 to 20 minutes, until the biscuits are golden brown. Sprinkle with cilantro.

Notes:

3 cans of biscuits
  • I use the smaller canned biscuits as opposed to the larger Grands! Biscuits.
      • Look for one 10-count (12-oz) can or two 5-count (6-oz) cans.
      • Can use any variety: flaky biscuits or buttermilk biscuits work fine.
  • Can substitute ground turkey for lower calories.
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Taco Seasoning made with chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, red pepper flakes, oregano, paprika, cumin, salt, and pepper: https://www.plainchicken.com/homemade-taco-seasoning/
  • Variations/Additions:
    • onions
    • bell pepper
    • black olives
    • hot sauce
    • diced tomatoes
  • Can Taco Biscuits be made in advance? Yes! You can assemble the biscuit cups ahead of time and refrigerate until you are ready to bake.
  • Can Taco be frozen? Yes! Bake the biscuits and cool completely. Transfer the biscuits to a freezer bag and store in the freezer for up to 3 months.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
    • Reheat in the microwave.

Steph

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