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Muffin Tin Taco Pies

muffin tin taco pies Entree
Muffin Tin Taco Pies
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 1 hr 15 min
  • Servings 6

Get the best flavors of tacos in bite-sized servings with this easy recipe! They can double as an easy weeknight dinner or party appetizer idea.

Updated September 20, 2016
Old El Paso
Make with
Old El Paso



  • Two-Crust Pastry 1 box Pillsbury™ refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box
  • 1
    egg white
  • 1/2
    teaspoon ground cumin


  • 1
    lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
  • 1
    medium onion, finely chopped (3/4 cup)
  • 1
    package (1 oz) Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix
  • 1/2
    cup Old El Paso™ Thick 'n Chunky salsa
  • 1/3
    cup water
  • 1
    cup shredded Mexican cheese blend (4 oz)
  • 1/4
    cup chopped fresh cilantro

Toppings, if desired

  • Sour cream
  • Salsa
  • Sliced jalapeño chiles
  • Sliced ripe olives
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Chopped avocado
  • Chopped tomato


  • 1
    Heat oven to 400°F. On floured surface and using floured rolling pin, roll each pastry or pie crust to 12-inch round. Cut 6 (4-inch) rounds from each crust. Firmly press rounds in bottoms and up sides of 12 ungreased regular-size muffin cups. In small bowl, beat egg white and cumin with whisk until frothy. Generously brush mixture over insides of each pastry-lined cup.
  • 2
    In 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat 5 minutes. Add onion. Reduce heat to medium. Cook 3 minutes longer, stirring occasionally, until beef is thoroughly cooked and onion is tender; drain. Stir in taco seasoning mix, salsa and water. Cook over medium heat 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened. Spoon hot beef mixture evenly into muffin cups.
  • 3
    Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until crust edges are golden brown. Sprinkle tops of pies with cheese. Bake 2 to 3 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with cilantro. Serve with toppings of choice.

  • Brushing the pastry with an egg white before adding the filling helps seal the crust, keeping the dough crisp and flaky. It’s particularly useful with a moist filling like this one.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
Trans Fat
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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