These tasty Taco Cups made with wonton wrappers are a fun list twist on one of our favorite family meals. These Crunchy Taco Cups with Beef and Cheese are also perfect for a party, making a great small dish or appetizer.
Layers of beef and cheddar cheese in a crispy wonton shell and then topped with your favorite taco toppings will make everyone loves these amazing mini tacos.
Taco night has been a thing in our house for as long as Tom and I have been married. However after having Taco night often we needed to change things up a bit. I love tacos, he loves tacos, the kids love tacos but we also try to keep things change up so no one gets bored.
I you are looking for more ways to change up taco night, be sure to check out these great taco recipes!
- Taco Salad
- Crockpot Chicken Tacos
- Chicken Taco Lettuce Wrap
- Crockpot Taco Soup
- Stove Top Taco Soup
- Chicken Taco Salad
Want to have taco shells but change things up? There also some amazing cheese taco shells that you can make too!
Crunchy Taco Cups
The reason I like to use wonton wrappers when making taco cups, is because they get a nice crunch when you bake them in the oven.
Instead of using your traditional tortillas when make this taco recipe, we use wonton wrappers. The great thing about wonton wrappers is that they crisp up perfectly when they are baked in the oven giving you the crisp everyone loves from a taco shell.
When I make these crunchy taco cups, most of the time I use ground beef. I have also used ground chicken and ground turkey to make them as well. The meat is seasoned with taco seasoning that works well with just about any ground meat you would want to use.
I personally prefer to use homemade taco seasoning when making taco cups, but the packets of taco seasoning will work just fine too.
If you are wanting to change up the meat in these taco cups you totally can do that too, Crock-pot Barbacoa, chicken taco meat, and crockpot chicken taco meat all work great!
Taco Cup Toppings
You can top these taco cups with all of your favorite toppings. Tomatoes, lettuce, cheese (well really more cheese), sour cream, my Simple Guacamole recipe, and homemade salsa (depending on my mood I make restaurant style salsa or a garden salsa).
When I make taco cups for dinner, my go to sides are homemade restaurant style mexican rice and corn. If you want to spice things up a bit, then you can also make this Spicy Avocado dip and have tortilla chips or cheese chips to dip!
Taco Cup Appetizer
If you are going to be making these taco cups as an appetizer, they do make the perfect mini taco appetizers recipe to bring with you or serve at a party that you are hosting. You can then put all of the toppings into bowls and let everyone top their own taco cups with their favorite taco toppings.
Taco Cups Ingredients
- Wonton Wrappers
- ground beef
- taco seasoning
- cheddar cheese
- taco toppings
How to Make Taco Cups
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray a muffin pan with nonstick spray.
Take 2 wonton wrappers and line the muffin pans so that they cover the bottom and half of the wonton wrapper is sticking out the top.
In a frying pan cook the ground beef and then drain the grease off.
Add 1/2 cup of water and taco seasoning packet and stir.
Spoon taco meat into wonton wrappers.
Top with cheddar cheese.
Put in the oven for 10-15 minutes until cheese is melted and wonton wrappers are cooked.
While they are cooking mashup avocados, chop cherry tomatoes into quarters if you are using them.
Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes.
Remove from muffin pan.
Top with your favorite taco toppings including lettuce, avocados, tomatoes. sour cream, more cheese, guac and more!
- 20 Wonton Wrappers
- 1 pound ground beef
- 2 tablespoon taco seasoning
- 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
- 1 Avocado
- 20 Cherry tomatoes
- Heat oven to 350 degrees
- Spray a muffin pan with nonstick spray
- Take 2 wonton wrappers and line the muffin pans so that they cover the bottom and half of the wonton wrapper is sticking out the top.
- In a frying pan cook the ground beef and then drain the grease off.
- Add 1/2 cup of water and taco seasoning packet and stir.
- Spoon taco meat into wonton wrappers
- top with cheddar cheese
- put in the oven for 10-15 minutes until cheese is melted and wonton wrappers are cooked
- While they are cooking mashup avocados, chop cherry tomatoes into 1/4s
- Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes
- Remove from muffin pan
- Top with your favorite taco toppings including lettuce, avocados, tomatoes. sour cream, more cheese, guac and more!
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