Taco Cups are a fun appetizer OR a different way to enjoy taco night! Done in under 30 minutes, this finger food is savory and delicious. Load taco cups up with toppings of your choice, such as lettuce tomatoes, sour cream and cilantro!
It is no secret that I love everything relating to Mexican food and drink. Margaritas, 7-layer dips, guacamole, enchiladas.. I want it all. Pronto. Every year when Cinco de Mayo approaches I start thinking and dreaming up delicious Mexican food creations. This year I had the thought to transform tacos into a finger food! Fun! And how perfect for parties because there is nothing that screams PARTY louder than finger-food fare. Make these super easy, super yummy, customizable Taco Cups for your next Cinco de Mayo or summer (or winter!) party. Set out a handful of toppings so guests can add what they like. A few topping suggestions: sour cream, lettuce, tomatoes, cilantro, lime wedges, avocados, guacamole, salsa and taco sauce!
TACO CUPS ARE EASY TO PREPARE - WATCH THIS QUICK VIDEO TUTORIAL!
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HOW TO PREPARE TACO CUPS
These are a fun and different way to serve tacos in just a few bites and without the mess. These are perfect for parties!
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and coat a 12-cup muffin tin with cooking spray. Place 2 wonton wrappers in each muffin hole (stagger the wrappers!), pressing all the way down to the bottom and up the sides.
Cook ground beef in a skillet over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add taco seasoning and water and cook until liquid has reduced.
Scoop 2 tablespoons of the meat into each prepared wonton cup. Top with a small handful of cheddar cheese. Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, or until cheese has melted and the edges of the wonton wrappers are golden brown.
Remove from oven and top each cup with lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream and cilantro. Serve immediately!
MEAL PREP - MAKE AHEAD FREEZER RECIPES
This is a great meal/appetizer to prep ahead of time. After purchasing your meat from the grocery store (or having it delivered from Instacart!), turn it into taco meat! Cook a pound or two of ground beef, add taco seasoning and 1/2 cup water or broth and let the mixture thicken for a few minutes. Once it cools, place it into a resealable freezer bag and place in a flat layer in the freezer. Pull it out when you’re ready to use the taco meat in Taco Cups or Baked Tacos!
FAVORITE CINCO DE MAYO RECIPES
Here are a few of my favorite recipes to make for your next Cinco de Mayo gathering!
Enjoy this delicious little finger food, friends! Please stop back and let me know how much you enjoyed them!