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.
Our family loves these for a fun dinner. It’s an easy way to get the whole family fed on a busy weeknight. We put out a smorgasbord of fresh toppings and let everyone add their own.
Whether you’re hosting a lively fiesta, a casual get-together, or just craving a delicious bite-sized snack, there’s something magical about the humble taco. A symphony of flavors and textures, neatly packed into a crunchy mini shell that fits perfectly in the palm of your hand. It’s the ultimate party pleaser, the Taco Cup Appetizer.
Imagine a platter filled with these adorable, handheld delights, each one a masterpiece of creativity and flavor. Discover how these bite-sized wonders can elevate your party game to a whole new level
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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. We like appetizes that are hearty and simple. Something you can fill up on.
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, packet of taco seasoning, salt, and pepper to the hamburger mixture.
Place wonton wrapper in each muffin tin cup. Add the taco meat mixture and bake.
When the wonton wrapper edges are golden brown in color and crispy, they are ready to remove from the oven.
Add your favorite taco toppings and enjoy. We have a few ideas further down on what to include on your topping bar.
It is a simple recipe that packs a lot of flavor and crunchy texture from the crispy wontons. An easy appetizer for your next party.
Why would you add cream of mushroom soup?
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.
Mini Taco Bite Variations
The fillings and toppings are totally customizable.
Swap out the ground beef for ground chicken, ground turkey, or pork.
The toppings can be adjusted too. Here are a few or our favorite toppings ideas for you; green onions, hot sauce, fresh made salsa, guacamole, chopped cilantro, sliced olives, minced red onion, refried beans, black beans, lime wedges, Pico de Gallo, Jalapenos, dollop of sour cream, shredded cheese, green chiles, black olives, or avocado sliced thin would be delicious too.
Game Day and Holiday Appetizers
Perfect appetizer recipe for an easy weeknight meal or a party.
Appetizers built for gameday, birthday parties, wedding appetizers, and holiday snacks too.
These little mini wonton 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.
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 Cup Appetizer: Crunchy Mini Tacos Recipe
- 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
- 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.2 Pounds Ground Beef
- When the beef if almost done cooking, add the diced onion and cook until translucent.1 Medium Onion
- 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.1 Ounce Taco Seasoning, 10 ½ Ounces Cream of Mushroom Soup, Salt and Pepper, 2 Cups Cheddar Cheese
- 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.24 Wonton Wrappers
- 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.1/2 Cup Sour Cream, 1/4 Cup Fresh Tomatoes, ¼ Cup Lettuce, ¼ Cup Hot Sauce
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WHAT MAKES THESE WONTON TACO CUPS IRRESISTIBLE
Irresistible Crunch: As these wonton wrappers crisp up in the oven, each bite becomes a crispy delight that elevates the entire experience.
Explosion of Flavors: Get ready for a flavor fiesta! Packed to the brim with all the bold, zesty goodness of Mexican cuisine, these wonton taco cups are a flavor explosion.
Effortless Preparation: Say goodbye to kitchen stress! Crafting these wonton taco cups is a breeze. With a straightforward process of mixing up the delectable filling, stuffing the wonton wrappers, and popping them in the oven, you’ve got yourself a simple yet mouthwateringly delicious treat.
Party Perfection: Planning a big game day bash or an intimate gathering with friends? These wonton taco cups are the ultimate party companions. Guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser, they effortlessly combine the sociability of finger foods with the bold flavors that make any occasion memorable.
Kid-Friendly Delight: Win over even the littlest critics! These taco wonton cups are a hit with kids, disappearing faster than you can say “fiesta.” Designed for little hands and big appetites, they bring an element of fun to any party and ensure that everyone, regardless of age, enjoys every delicious bite.
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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You can find Victoria crocheting, quilting, and creating recipes. She has cooked in restaurants for over 20 years, including many larger parties. She learned to crochet when she was just 11 years old and has been crocheting ever since; over 50 years now. Over 40 years ago, she loved her first class in sewing and continues to hone her skills in quilting. Many have enjoyed the handmade gifts over the years. In her professional career, she has worked in management in a wide variety of businesses including higher education as a dean of a division. All the while attending college part-time to achieve her doctorate in higher education with an emphasis in e-learning.