Taco cupcakes

Amy Vowles

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Enjoy all of your favorite taco ingredients baked into a taco cupcake. These are a great mess-free way to serve tacos for a crowd, and the kids will love taco night served up in cupcake form.

Taco cupcakes

Tacos are delicious, but they can also be messy, particularly when you serve them to kids. Mess won't be a problem with easy-to-manage taco cupcakes. If you're anything like me, you'll appreciate that you can even eat them one handed while you help the kids or hold a wiggly baby with the other hand! These can be served up as an appetizer at your next family gathering, or as dinner the next time you are in the mood for a little South-of-the-border cuisine.

Taco cupcakes

Makes 12 taco cupcakes


  • 24 wonton wrappers
  • 1 cup cooked ground beef (approximately 1/2 pound) 
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1/2 cup canned black beans, drained
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Place the ground beef in a skillet and sprinkle with the taco seasoning. Brown the ground beef in the skillet until the meat is thoroughly cooked. Drain away any liquid and set the beef aside.
  3. Spray the bottom of a 12-cup muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray.
  4. Layer two wonton wrappers in the bottom of each section of the muffin tin.
  5. In a medium bowl, combine ground beef, salsa, black beans and corn.
  6. Spoon the beef mixture evenly into all 12 sections and sprinkle with shredded cheese.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes until wonton wrappers become crispy.

Hint:  For a vegetarian alternative, substitute 1 cup Mexican rice for 1 cup beef.

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Amy Vowles
Amy is a stay-at-home mommy to her 1-year-old daughter, Hailey Mae. She is a lover of all things domestic and blogs about her cooking, crafting, and parenting adventures on her personal blog, The Artful Blogger.