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These taco cup appetizers are the ultimate mini version of a taco. Crispy wonton wrappers filled with a delicious taco filling and topped with fresh ingredients is the perfect party treat.

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Taco Cup Appetizers
Taco Cup Appetizers

Mini Tacos for a Crowd

Whenever I make these taco cups and serve them at parties, they are one of the first appetizers to disappear.

My family and friends love them, and I love them too because they are so easy to make.

The fresh toppings create a beautiful appetizer too.

How to Make Taco Cup Appetizers

Cook the ground beef and onions. Mix cream of mushroom soup, shredded cheese, taco seasoning, salt, and pepper to the hamburger mixture.

Place a wonton wrapper in each muffin tin cup. Add the beef mixture and bake.

When the wonton wrapper edges are golden in color and crispy, they are ready to remove from the oven.

Add your favorite taco toppings and enjoy.

It is a simple recipe that packs a lot of flavor and crunchy texture.

Easy Taco Appetizers
Easy Taco Appetizers

Why Add Cream of Mushroom Soup to the Hamburger Mixture?

We feel that this adds a delicious creaminess to this recipe. Also, when eating the appetizer, the hamburger tends to stick together a bit better. This helps eating the cup a bit less messy.

Fresh and Delicious Party Food
Fresh and Delicious Party Food

Mini Taco Bite Variations

The fillings and toppings are totally customizable.

Swap out the ground beef for ground chicken or pork.

Taco Bar Toppings
Taco Bar Toppings

The toppings can be adjusted too. Here are a few ideas for you; green onions, hot sauce, salsa, guacamole, chopped cilantro, sliced olives, minced red onion, refried beans, lime wedges, Pico de Gallo, Jalapenos, or avocado sliced thin would be delicious too.

Taco Cup Appetizers in Serving Tray
Taco Cup Appetizers in Serving Tray

Game-Day and Holiday Appetizers

Perfect recipe for an easy weeknight meal or a party.

Appetizers built for gameday, birthday parties, and holidays too.

These little mini tacos are fun to eat at a party as people love tacos, but they can be a bit messy. These bite-sized gems are a bit easier to eat and just as scrumptious.

Taco Cups with Beef and Cheese
Taco Cups with Beef and Cheese

Can Taco Cups Be Made Ahead of Time?

Yes, they can. I like the wonton taco shells to be crunchy; therefore, I bake those in the muffin tins ahead of time. Place in an airtight container when cooled.

The ground beef mixture can be made ahead of time, 2-3 days. Store in the refrigerator. When you are ready to use it, just reheat in the pan or a quicker method is a few minutes in the microwave.

The toppings can be prepared 1-2 days in advance. Store in airtight containers in the refrigerator.

Fill the taco cups with the hot beef mixture and add the toppings.

A delicious appetizer that is ready in minutes. This lets you enjoy more time with your guests and have a stress-free gathering.

Taco Seasoning Mix
Taco Seasoning Mix

Make Your Own Taco Seasoning

It just takes a few minutes to make your own taco seasoning mix.

Use Pantry Spices to Create Your Own Mix. With just Seven Ingredients you will be on your way to mixing up your own batch of seasonings.

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Taco Cup Appetizers

These taco cup appetizers are the ultimate mini version of a taco. Crispy wonton wrappers filled with a delicious taco filling and topped with fresh ingredients is the perfect party treat.
Mini Tacos for a Crowd
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Main Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: brunch recipe, easy recipe, game day, healthy recipe, holiday recipe
Servings: 24 Servings
Calories: 177kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 Pounds Ground Beef I use 90% lean
  • 1 Medium Onion Diced
  • 1 Ounce Taco Seasoning
  • 10 ½ Ounces Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 24 Wonton Wrappers
  • 2 Cups Cheddar Cheese Shredded
  • 1/2 Cup Sour Cream
  • 1/4 Cup Fresh Tomatoes Diced
  • ¼ Cup Lettuce Shredded
  • ¼ Cup Hot Sauce

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a skillet, add the ground beef. As the beef is cooking, make sure to break it up into small pieces.
  • When the beef if almost done cooking, add the diced onion and cook until translucent.
  • Add the taco seasoning, salt, pepper, shredded cheese, and cream of mushroom soup to a large mixing bowl. Add the cooked beef and onion mixture and stir to combine.
    Easy Taco Appetizers
  • Place one wonton wrapper into the bottom of each muffin cup. This makes approximately 24 cups. You can spray each cup with a bit of cooking spray if you think they might stick. However, I have not had a problem with the wonton wrappers sticking at all.
  • Spoon the meat mixture into the wonton wrapper filling each approximately half full. About 1 heaping tablespoon.
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until edges are browned and cheese is melted.
  • Top each taco cup with a small dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of lettuce, tomatoes, and hot sauce if desired.
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Additional toppings such as green onions, hot sauce, salsa, guacamole, chopped cilantro, sliced olives, minced red onion, refried beans, lime wedges, Pico de Gallo, Jalapenos, or avocado sliced thin would be delicious too.

Nutrition

Calories: 177kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 380mg | Potassium: 155mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 257IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 1mg

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