Starry Night Taco Cups

Recipe by tweetyfan

These Mexican-style snacks will surely add sparkle to a slumber party spread! To make them, line muffin cups with tortilla shells, then filled each with a not-too-spicy beef mixture kids can garnish with cheese, lettuce and other toppings. For tasty dippers besides, you could serve the cutout stars with salsa.

Top Review by Halcyon Eve

These were okay--adorably cute but needing some tweaking. I honestly didn't care for the filling--it was too sweet for our taste. Also, the bottoms were too round to stand up on the plate, so although they were extremely cute, they kept tipping over. I like the idea though, and I will make them again with alterations to suit our tastes, such as using beans instead of meat, and working on a way to make them flatter on the bottom. I made 6 in Texas-size muffin tins, with larger squares of tortillas, and served them for dinner. Thanks for the idea!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.
  2. Add salsa, ketchup, chili powder and salt; heat through.
  3. Cut each tortilla into a 4-in. square; set scraps aside.
  4. Microwave eight squares at a time for 20 seconds.
  5. Press onto the bottom and up the sides of greased muffin cups; set aside.
  6. Cut tortilla scraps into stars with a 1-in. cookie cutter; place on a greased baking sheet.
  7. Bake at 350° for 6 minutes or until golden brown; set aside.
  8. Fill each tortilla cup with 2 tablespoons meat mixture.
  9. Bake for 12-15 minutes longer or until tortillas are golden brown.
  10. Serve with toppings of your choice; garnish with toasted stars.

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