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Mini Beef Taco Cups on a platter
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5 from 11 votes

Mini Beef Taco Cups

Crispy shells, tender, seasoned beef, and loaded up with all your favorite toppings, Mini Beef Taco Cups are the perfect all-in-one meal!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 502kcal


  • 12 street taco flour tortillas
  • 1 lb beef Flank Steak
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1 cup canned, rinsed black beans
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 ½ cups shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • ½ cup salsa
  • guacamole and sour cream for topping
  • cilantro, scallions, jalapeño slices for garnish

Homemade Taco Seasoning

  • ¼ cup garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoon seasoned salt
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne powder
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Trim visible fat off of steak. Slice steak, against the grain, into thin ¼" strips. Season generously with taco seasoning.
  • Preheat a cast iron skillet and avocado oil over medium high heat. Cook beef strips for 2-3 minutes, each side, or until they reach an internal temperature of 145°F. Let rest for 5 minutes prior to dicing into bite-sized pieces.

Tortilla "Cups"

  • Gently fold tortillas into each cup of muffin tray. If tortillas are too rigid, gently warm between damp paper towels in the microwave for 5-second intervals.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until tortillas are slightly crisp on all sides.
  • Fill cups with beef and beans and top with cheese. Bake for another 5-8 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
  • Top with diced peppers, salsa, and all of your favorite toppings. Pair with a fresh salad and enjoy!


Calories: 502kcal