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Taco muffin cups on a white square plate topped with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and olives
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Taco Muffin Cups

Taco Muffin Cups Recipe - These little muffins made with pizza dough and filled with ground beef and taco fixings make a perfect easy weeknight dinner idea!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 551kcal
Author: Julie Evink

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 taco seasoning packet
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 cup black beans canned
  • 1 can refrigerated pizza dough
  • 1/3 of a 16 oz. block of velveeta Mexican
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • Toppings: 1 chopped tomato shredded lettuce, sliced black olives, sour cream

Instructions

  • In a skillet, brown ground beef. Drain.
  • Add taco seasoning packet and water. Bring to a simmer. Let cook for about 5 minutes.
  • Remove dough from can and unroll. Cut dough into 12 squares.
  • Spray a muffin tin with cooking oil spray.
  • Place a square of dough into each muffin cup and press down on bottom and up sides lightly.
  • Fill each cup with ground beef to the top of cup (about a 1/4 cup).
  • Bake at 425 for 10 to 12 minutes or until dough turns golden brown. Remove from oven.
  • While muffin cups bake, melt cheese over medium heat with milk. Stir frequently.
  • To serve: Remove muffin cup from muffin tin. Top with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and olives. Serve with sour cream.

Notes

-Black beans are optional. They can also be added to muffin cups after filling if you have some that would prefer no beans. Just add about a teaspoon of beans to the muffin cups once you add the meat.
-You can use regular Velveeta if you prefer less spice.

Nutrition

Serving: 12g | Calories: 551kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 812mg | Potassium: 507mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 5.9mg