Cancun Taco Fest

Mini Crunchy Taco Cups

Mini Crunchy Taco Cups

Fun twist for all my taco lovers!

I've got this absolutely amazing recipe for your next taco night that I just have to share with you - Mini Crunchy Taco Cups! These little bites of heaven are like a fun twist on the usual taco, with seasoned meat and gooey cheese layered in a cupcake pan using wonton wrappers. Trust me, they're gonna be a hit with everyone! And with the Cancun Taco Fest seasoning blend it's perfection! 

Now, before we dive into the recipe, here's a quick tip from me to you: get all your ingredients prepped and ready to go before you start cooking. It makes the whole process so much smoother and stress-free. Alright, let's get cooking!


  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 lb ground turkey or your favorite meat (for a veggie option, use 2 cups of cooked black beans, 1 orange bell pepper, and ½ onion more)
  • ½ medium onion, diced
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp + 1 tsp Cancun Taco Fest seasoning
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • ½ cup petite diced tomatoes
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt (to taste)
  • 1 tsp dry chili flakes
  • Oil to brush on pan
  • 24 wonton wrappers
  • 1 1/4 cups shredded cheese


  • Mexican crema
  • Sliced green onions
  • Diced fresh tomatoes
  • Salsa
  • Olives
  • Diced jalapeno
  • Chopped cilantro

Here's how you make these yummy taco cups:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F. In a large pan, heat up the olive oil over medium-high heat. Toss in the onions and garlic, and let them cook for 2 minutes before adding your meat or veggie option. Keep stirring and breaking up the meat with a spatula.
  2. Next, add the diced tomatoes, tomato paste, Cancun Taco Fest seasoning, black pepper, oregano, dried chili flakes, water, and a pinch of salt to taste. Cook the mixture for about 6-7 minutes or until it's all cooked through.
  3. Now, grab a 12-cup muffin tin and give it a light brush with oil. Place a wonton wrapper in the bottom of each cup. Scoop a tablespoon of the meat mixture into each cup, then sprinkle 1 teaspoon of cheese on top.
  4. Layer another wonton wrapper on top of the cheese, and repeat the process with the remaining meat and cheese until all the muffin cups are filled up. You'll end up with 2 layers in each tin.

Pop your Mini Crunchy Taco Cups in the oven and bake them until the cheese is melted and the wonton wrappers are golden and crispy. Serve them up with your favorite toppings, and watch everyone dig in and enjoy!

So, that's it! Give this recipe a try, and let me know how it goes. I'm sure your friends and family will love these delightful little taco cups as much as mine do. Happy taco night!

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