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Penn State Muffin-Tin Cheesy Beef Tacos

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Penn State Muffin-Tin Cheesy Beef Tacos
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Servings 12
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Fill up your Lions fans with these hearty beef taco cups. They’re hot and ready all at once thanks to this fun muffin-tin baking technique.
Updated Aug 30, 2021

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef (at least 80% lean)
  • 1 package (1 oz) Old El Paso™ original taco seasoning mix
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican 4-cheese blend (4 oz)
  • 1 package Old El Paso™ mini soft tortilla bowls (12 bowls)
  • 1/4 cup Old El Paso™ traditional refried beans (from 16-oz can)
  • 1/4 cup Old El Paso™ creamy salsa verde sauce or creamy queso sauce
Make With
Make With
Old El Paso

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 12 regular-size muffin cups with cooking spray.
  • 2
    In 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook beef over medium heat 7 to 9 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is brown; drain. Stir in taco seasoning mix and water; heat to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered 3 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thickened. Remove from heat; cool 5 minutes. Stir in cheese.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, heat tortilla bowls in microwave as directed on package. Press 1 heated bowl into each muffin cup. Bake 5 minutes.
  • 4
    Carefully spoon 1 teaspoon refried beans in each muffin cup; spread on bottoms of bowls. Divide beef mixture evenly among bowls in muffin cups. Bake 11 to 14 minutes or until bowls are toasted and beef mixture is heated through. Top with creamy salsa verde sauce or creamy queso sauce; serve warm.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Top with thinly sliced green onions and chopped fresh cilantro leaves for a fresh pop of green on top of your taco cups.
  • tip 2
    If some of the cheese sticks to the side of the pan, run a dinner knife or small metal spatula around the outside of the taco cups to help release them from the muffin cups.

Nutrition

160 Calories, 10g Total Fat, 9g Protein, 9g Total Carbohydrate, 0g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Taco Cup
Calories
160
Calories from Fat
90
Total Fat
10g
15%
Saturated Fat
4g
20%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
30mg
11%
Sodium
360mg
15%
Potassium
90mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
9g
3%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
0g
Protein
9g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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