Taco “Cupcakes”

Taco Cupcakes Recipe – Taco meat, black beans, and cheese baked in wonton wrappers in a muffin pan. Top with your favorite taco toppings. Kids (and adults) love these! Great for lunch, dinner or parties!!

Taco Cupcakes Recipe - the original recipe! Taco meat, black beans, and cheese baked in wonton wrappers in a muffin pan. Top with your favorite taco toppings. Kids (and adults) love these! Great for lunch, dinner or parties!!

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A while back I made some lasagna cupcakes – individual lasagnas made with won ton wrappers instead of pasta noodles.  They were great!  I had so much fun making the lasagna cupcakes that I decided to make some taco cupcakes.

I kept this pretty simple.  I used my basic taco meat recipe and just added some black beans.   You could add some green peppers or olives if you really wanted to jazz it up.  We topped the cupcakes with some homemade salsa and sour cream.  I didn’t have any lettuce or I would had added lettuce on top too.  We served the cupcakes along side our favorite Mexican Rice.  This was a great twist on regular tacos.  We both loved it!

Taco Cupcakes Recipe - the original recipe! Taco meat, black beans, and cheese baked in wonton wrappers in a muffin pan. Top with your favorite taco toppings. Kids (and adults) love these! Great for lunch, dinner or parties!!

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Taco Cupcakes

Yield: 18 cupcakes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Taco Cupcakes Recipe – the original recipe! Taco meat, black beans, and cheese baked in wonton wrappers in a muffin pan. Top with your favorite taco toppings. Kids (and adults) love these! Great for lunch, dinner or parties!!

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 (1-oz) package taco seasoning
  • cup water
  • 1 can black beans, drained
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese shredded
  • 36 wonton wrappers
  • your favorite taco toppings cheese, sour cream, lettuce, tomatoes, etc
  • cooking spray

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 375ºF.
  • Brown the meat in a skillet and drain off fat (I use a collander). Return the meat to the skillet; add the taco seasoning, water and black beans. Mix and simmer for 5-10 minutes, until water is absorbed.
  • Spray 18 regular muffin pan cups with cooking spray. Place one wonton wrapper in each muffin cup. Divide half of the taco meat between muffin cups. Sprinkle half of the cheese over the cupcakes. Repeat layers – wonton, taco meat and cheese.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly. Top with your favorite taco toppings.

Notes:

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/

Steph

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Comments

  1. I have been making your recipe for years and these are always a HUGE hit! They are a bit of a process so I was wondering if they can be made ahead of tome and refrigerated or frozen and reheated.

  2. Kerri – I would wrap all the cupcakes in foil and heat them for about 15 minutes at 350 or 400. Enjoy!

  3. made these tonight, they were Wonderful! I only made 24, but that was plenty for our family of 4, and I only did one layer of meat/cheese mixture…sharing the link to your website as I type! Thanks for the great, easy-to-make recipes! They make me look like a gourmet chef 😉

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