Tamale Cups

tamale cups Entree Mexican
Tamale Cups
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 35 min
  • Servings 6

Ready in only 35 minutes, our tamale cups are made with shredded beef, Old El Paso taco seasoning and taco sauce. Make in muffin cups for individual servings. MORE+ LESS-

Paula Jones
Created August 29, 2012
Old El Paso
Make with
Old El Paso


cups instant masa harina flour
1 1/2
cups warm water
cups leftover shredded cooked beef
tablespoons Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix
tablespoons Old El Paso™ taco sauce
tablespoons crumbled queso fresco cheese
tablespoon coarsely chopped fresh cilantro leaves


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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 12 regular-size muffin cups with cooking spray.
  • 2
    In medium bowl, stir together flour and water until a dough ball forms, kneading dough if necessary. Divide dough into 12 pieces; shape each into a ball. Place 1 ball in each muffin cup. Press dough in bottom and up side of each cup.
  • 3
    In another medium bowl, mix cooked beef, taco seasoning mix and taco sauce. Divide beef mixture evenly into dough-lined cups.
  • 4
    Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until crust cups are thoroughly baked.
  • 5
    Top each tamale cup with cheese and cilantro before serving.

Expert Tips

  • Recipe can be easily doubled or tripled.
  • If you’d like to add a kick, add a few shakes of hot sauce to your beef mixture.

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