Mini Taco Cups

Mini Taco Cups

4.3 of 5 (98)
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 40.4
  • Total Fat: 0.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 1.3 mg
  • Sodium: 91.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 6.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.7 g
  • Protein: 1.8 g

View full nutritional breakdown of Mini Taco Cups calories by ingredient


Introduction

These bite-size tacos are always a hit in our house! Have some fun with this recipe; try adding chopped chives, avocado, different varieties of beans, or red onions.
These bite-size tacos are always a hit in our house! Have some fun with this recipe; try adding chopped chives, avocado, different varieties of beans, or red onions.

Number of Servings: 12

Ingredients

    Special equipment needed:
    Mini muffin tins

    4 corn tortillas
    3/4 cup fat-free refried beans
    1 1/2 teaspoons Chef Meg's Taco Seasoning
    2 tablespoons black beans, drained and rinsed
    2 tablespoons sharp cheddar, shredded
    2 tablespoons salsa

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
Use a round cookie cutter to cut three circles from each tortilla. Place one circle in each cup of a mini muffin tin. After all the tortillas are in the cups, spray the top of the sheets with nonstick spray.

Combine the refried beans and taco seasoning. Fill each cup 3/4 of the way full with the seasoned beans. Top with a half teaspoon each of the black beans and cheese. Bake 12-15 minutes, until lightly browned. Remove from oven and top with 1/2 teaspoon salsa.

Makes 12 mini cups. Serve warm.



Member Ratings For This Recipe


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    Incredible!
    22 of 24 people found this review helpful
    Baked Tostitos Scoops are also a good idea! - 12/26/10


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    Incredible!
    20 of 22 people found this review helpful
    Used wonton wrappers instead of phyllo and turned out well. Served these appetizers at New Year's Eve get together and they were quite popular...I will be making again for sure :)! - 1/2/11


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    18 of 23 people found this review helpful
    It appears that Chef Meg maybe changed the recipe. You can get the idea guys, quit picking everything apart. Phyllo dough, won ton wrappers, corn tortills, whatever. Sounds great to me either way. Lighten up! - 9/9/14


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    8 of 11 people found this review helpful
    That picture does not look like it uses phyllo dough. It almost looks like a small corn tortilla fried. Where's the beans in the photo? Looks good though. I've made bigger versions using corn tortillas & baked them for a taco salad. Big hit in my house each week! - 10/30/12


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    6 of 21 people found this review helpful
    Once again, photo and recipe don't match. I remain disappointed:( - 11/11/12


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    Very Good
    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
    so many ways to make from this basic recipe, can add leftover chicken, or beef or shrimp,etc. what and Idea for appetizers. - 12/26/11


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    4 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Hey Chef Meg, is the phyllo dough stacked (layered) and they cut into twelve pieces? I've never worked with phyllo. - 11/30/10


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    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I wonder if you could make a bigger version of this for a taco salad? We love taco salad but quit buying the shells when we realized there are TWO grams of TRANSFAT per salad shell! - 12/24/10


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    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Did this with taco beef for Christmas and they were a HUGE hit (also did little potato skins with finger potatoes). Trick for both was my Dad's genius idea of putting sour cream into a squeeze bottle (like the ones ketchup comes in at restaurants) for perfect little portions of sour cream! - 12/30/13


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    Good
    2 of 8 people found this review helpful
    You need the flavor of Masa (corn) to make these taste right. I am from Texas, and I should know. I like the idea of baked Tostitos scoops. That is more authentic. - 12/17/12


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    Incredible!
    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I luv this, recipe, it sounds just perfect. - 12/17/12


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    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Directions indicate stack of phyllo sheets (8 layers) which is typical when working with phyllo dough. One sheet would not work at all as it is paper thin and could not hold a filling. But photo is definately not phyllo dough at all. Not sure what it is but looks good. - 1/21/12


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    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I just made some tonight using small wonton wrappers. They were yummy. I did use any beans (didn't think of them), but I did use some Wholely Guamole (100 cal. pack) and a little fat free sour cream and reduced fat cheese. - 1/21/12


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    Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Super easy recipe. Bought premade phyllo shells for tiny 'bites' and Mission low-fat tortillas to make bigger cups. Used salt-free taco seasoning from Penzey's. Great to catch turkey chili or Meg's Chicken Provencal. - 12/27/11


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    Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I used the tostitos scoops instead of the phyllo, and they came out pretty good. I don't think they actually needed the taco seasoning; I'd use less if I made them again. - 6/23/11


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    Very Good
    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    So how many can one person eat for a full serving? is one mini cup 60 calories??? - 12/1/10


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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Question? The picture shows lettuce and tomato in the cups but there is no mention of those items in the recipe. Are they to be included and how much? - 1/31/15


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    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    My grandchildren will love this when I cook them. - 6/30/13


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    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    My niece made these at Christmas time, but she used wonton wrappers instead. They were amazing. I'm thinking of making them for the super bowl. - 1/30/13


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    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Excellent recipe, easy to make and I would certainly make it again. I could use wonton wrappers as well. - 12/29/12


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    Incredible!
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I have never used phyllo dough for miniature cup appetizers, though, done with wonton wrappers. I have used this recipe last year and it came out fantastic, though, had to avoid the re-fried beans in my cups to further reduce sodium. I shall surely try once again with Phyllo without chickening out. - 6/30/12


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    Incredible!
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Yum - 6/24/12


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    Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    These are fabulous and really FUN to make! My grocery store sells mini phyllo dough cups in the frozen food section, so check your store because they really save time. - 12/31/11


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    Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds yum - have any Aussies tried this with Mountain Bread? Might need a quick pre-toasting, but I bet it would be a quick alternative - 12/25/11


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    Very Good
    Thanks for sharing - 6/1/21


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    I love tacos so I am going to try these - 1/31/21


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    Incredible!
    I love the taco seasoning on this recipe. - 1/31/21


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    Very Good
    tasty - 12/8/20


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    Good - 11/25/20


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    Good
    ok - 9/9/20


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    good - 9/9/20


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    interesting - 7/29/20


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    Very Good
    Good ideas. - 7/28/20


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    i might like this - 6/26/20


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    Great! - 6/12/20


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    Incredible!
    Very delicious recipe - 1/31/20


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    THANKS THEY LOOK INTERESTING. - 1/31/20


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    Incredible!
    ok - 1/31/20


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    Good
    Fun recipe. - 1/13/20


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    Good for one bite meals. - 10/6/19


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    Good
    While it is true that the picture and the recipe do not match completely,...as a home cook, I am aware that pictures are not always accurate. The recipe is more important and there is flexibility in the choice of ingredients. Just my two cents' worth... - 9/10/19


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    It would be nice to have a picture that shows the real recipe... - 9/9/19


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    Very Good
    I don't know about re-fried beans - 9/9/19


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    would be good for super bowl party... let everybody add their own fillings from bar type setting...tomato, beans, lettuce, cheese, salsa, avocado, onion...etc - 9/9/19


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    So simple but tasty - 9/9/19


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    - 4/14/19


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    Incredible!
    These are neat! I used the recipe provided, using wonton wrappers, and improvised on others and I can see using these nice mini cups for sooo much more. thanks! - 2/10/19


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    Incredible!
    This was wonderful. You can play around with the recipe a little for variety. I added a little bit of chicken too. It is so great to find a yummy gluten free recipe! - 1/31/19


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    Bad
    More trouble than they are worth, truly! - 1/31/19


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    Good
    tasty - 1/31/19


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    Lunch! - 1/31/19


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    Thanks - 12/21/18


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    OMG, so delicious!!! - 12/17/18


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    Nice - 11/29/18


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    Very Good
    The recipe is easy to make and quite tasty. - 9/15/18


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    Very Good
    great - 9/11/18


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    Very Good
    This is a great appetizer for a party. - 9/9/18


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    This is a tasty recipe that allows for a lot of variations that work well. - 9/9/18


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    Delicious! Used wonton wrappers, too. But next time going to use phyllo just to see how it turns out!
    - 9/9/18


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    Goid for.pirtion control - 9/9/18


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    yummy - 9/9/18


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    I too used wonton wrappers. Delicious, but hard not to overeat. - 9/9/18


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    Cute idea. - 9/9/18


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    Great recipe - 7/6/18


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    Good
    used lettuce leaves and it was good - 3/17/18


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    Nice! - 3/15/18


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    Thanks for posting - 2/16/18


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    love these! No limit to your imagination for ideas. - 1/31/18


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    NICE - 1/31/18


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    Incredible!
    These are good and I am making them again on Super Sunday. - 1/31/18


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    Incredible!
    Cute and delicious - 1/31/18


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    Looks good - 1/31/18


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    Excelelnt recipe. I have tried this with severa l different wrappings but I enjoy the corn tortillas best - 1/31/18


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    Incredible!
    I love making these mini taco cups for the Super Bowl party. Everyone loves them! - 1/31/18


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    Very Good
    cant wait to make it for lunch. Will substitute for 100% whole wheat tortillas but will cut back on beans for calorie range :-) - 1/31/18


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    very good - 1/31/18


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    Very delicious and easy to prepare, great for guests - 1/31/18


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    Incredible!
    i did mine just veggies.no beans - 1/20/18


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    Look good - 1/12/18


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    I will have to make them for the kiddos. - 1/12/18


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    Very Good
    These were great! - 1/9/18


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    Smart recipe! - 12/3/17


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    looks good - 11/29/17


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    Cute - 11/3/17


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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Photo and recipe don't match. - 9/27/17


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    Very Good
    I am soooooo gonna try this - 9/9/17


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    yummy - 9/9/17


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    These look great. Will try after my next trip to the grocery store. - 9/9/17


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    We are not fans of salsa due to some of the ingredients but enjoy a mild taco sauce and Western dressing on tacos. Thank for sharing - 9/9/17


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    Incredible!
    YUM AND YUM - 9/9/17


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    Incredible!
    Light and delicious ! - 9/9/17


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    Good
    I don't know that I would make these again. - 9/9/17


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    We have these only a lazy day - 9/9/17


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    yummy - 9/9/17


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    I love tacos - 9/9/17


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    Looks delicious! - 9/9/17


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    So cute and tasty! - 9/9/17


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    Incredible!
    yum! - 9/9/17


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    Perfect just in time for Super Bowl Sunday! - 9/9/17


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    It's easy to eat too many, they are so tiny. - 9/9/17