Tacos: simple, delicious, and crowd-pleasing. They are one of those meals everyone in my family loves. So, today our family is offering up our favorite taco twist: these yummy taco cups. They’re one bit each, which is perfect for picky eaters!
Make it even more fun for kids, and adults alike! Lay out the taco cups with all the toppings and invite your kids to a make-your-own taco bar for dinner. This dish is perfect for parties, too, as it’s easy to turn into a buffet-style offering. Lay out the ingredients and let your guests create away!
Here is a list of our favorite toppings, along with a step-by-step tutorial showing you how to make these quick and simple taco cups in no time at all!
Topping Bar Ideas
- diced tomatoes
- chopped jalapenos
- grated cheddar
- chopped onions
- sour cream
- black bean salsa
- chopped cilantro
To prep the taco bites for dinner, it all starts with a can of biscuits! Gently pull them in half and press into a well-greased muffin tin, then bake until golden brown.
As your biscuits bake, they’ll start to puff up. When you pull them out of the oven, grab a small glass and press it into the center of each muffin cup. This will create a little indent where you can spoon your taco meat and pile your taco fillings.
Prep your taco bar. Lay out your baked taco cups, taco meat, and all your favorite taco fillings.
Then, invite everyone to make their own and enjoy!
Make-Your-Own Taco Cups
Makes: 16 cups (or 4 servings)
- 1 (8 count) tube large biscuits
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 packet taco seasoning
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup tomatoes, diced
- 1/2 cup guacamole
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup salsa
- 1/4 cup jalapenos, chopped
- Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray a nonstick, standard-sized muffin tin with nonstick baking spray.
- Open can of biscuits. Pull them apart at the center of the biscuit to create two flat, thin rounds. Press these rounds into the prepared muffin cups.
- Bake for 12-16 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Once cooked, remove from oven and quickly press a small glass into the center of each cup to create an indent inside the cup. Set aside.
- In a large skillet, cook ground beef until brown and crumbly. Add taco seasoning and water. Cook over medium heat until water is evaporated.
- Serve taco meat inside taco cups. Top with favorite toppings. Serve and enjoy!