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Mini Muffin Tin Taco Bites
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Bite size taco cups made in mini muffin tins. These Mini Muffin Tin Taco Bites are perfect for the kids for lunch, dinner, or snacking. They also make great appetizers for parties.
Course: Main or Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Author: Kim Beaulieu
  • 1 package of medium or large tortillas cut into smaller rounds
  • 3- 4 tablespoons Gay Lea Spreadables Butter
  • 1 pound of cooked ground beef
  • 1 package of taco seasoning or make your own
  • 1 cup water
  • Toppings:
  • 1 head lettuce chopped finely
  • 1 to mato chopped finely
  • 1 sweet onion chopped finely
  • 1 package Gay Lea Old Sharpe Cheese
  • Optional:
  • Sour cream
  • Salsa
  • Green onions
  • Peppers
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Spray mini muffin tin with non-stick spray.
  2. Cut tortillas into small rounds with biscuit cutters. Save the leftover pieces of tortilla, place them in a ziploc bag and stash them in the freezer. Leftover pieces are great for things like tortilla soup.
  3. Place butter in a microwave safe bowl, place in microwave for about 20 seconds. Spread the butter on both sides of each tiny tortilla. Gently shape and press each tortilla into the muffin tins. You can use a small cup, measuring cup, or even the end of a honey dripper to help push each tortilla into the tins. Place in the oven and bake for about 5 to 8 minutes, depending on how light or dark you like your shells. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
  4. Cook the ground beef in a skillet over medium heat on the stovetop. Use a wooden spoon to break up the meat as you cook, continue cooking until the meat is browned and the juices run clear. Add taco season and 1 cup of water, allow to come to a boil while stirring occasionally over medium-high heat, then reduce to simmer. Allow to simmer for 5 to 10 minutes, or until the mixture is perfectly thick and not runny. Transfer taco meat to a serving vessel.
  5. Chop up all the toppings and place them all in serving dishes.
  6. Shred the cheese and place in a serving vessel. Call it a vessel, the kids will howl with laughter.
  7. Place everything on the table and let the kids go to town making their mini muffin tin taco bites.
  8. Serve with a big old taco loving smile!