Taco Cupcakes

14 Apr

Recently a friend of mine on Twitter mentioned these Taco Cupcakes, and they sounded so easy and delicious to make that I decided to give them a try myself. I’m rarely eating any meat these days, but on occasion I’ll take a break from my (mostly) vegan diet and have ground beef.

This recipe is taken from a food blog called Emily Bites, and I have a feeling I’ll be making many more of her recipes in the future.


  • 1 1/2 tsp chili oil
  • 1/2 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 T taco seasoning
  • 3/4 C black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 16 wonton wrappers
  • 5 T + 1 tsp queso dip
  • 1 C chunky salsa
  • 1 C Mexican cheese

Preheat oven to 375. Lightly mist muffin tin with cooking spray.

Heat chili oil in a large skillet, add ground beef and taco seasoning and brown.  Add black beans and continue to cook until warm.

Push a wonton wrapper into the muffin tin.  Spoon a tablespoon of queso and spread across the bottom.  Add meat and bean mix, salsa and cheese. Press another wonton wrapper on top and repeat layers.

Bake for 18 – 20 minutes until golden brown.  Let cool for 5 minutes before removing from tin.


My (brand new) muffin tin has much larger cups than normal, so I added an extra layer of wonton on the top.


I served mine with sour cream and avocado slices.

I didn’t have chili oil and couldn’t find it in the grocery stores I went to, so I just used loads of taco seasoning for extra flavour.  These are SO simple to make and are very tasty.  Next time I make this recipe, I’ll make some guacamole for garnish, and will probably add a few extra layers of filling, since my muffin tin cups are so large.

2 Responses to “Taco Cupcakes”

  1. Stephanie April 14, 2012 at 4:32 pm #

    This is a fantastic idea – great idea for the kids or appetizers for a party! Thanks for sharing

  2. Cashmere & Cake April 16, 2012 at 9:54 pm #

    These look AMAZING!!! You are a domestic GODDESS!!! Love it love it and love it some more!!!

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