• 24 wonton wrappers
  • 1 pound of ground beef
  • 1 packet of taco seasoning


  • 12 ounces sour cream
  • 1 bag of shredded cheese
  • Can of diced tomatoes and green chilies
  • Chopped Peppers
  • Olives
  • Cilantro


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Brown one pound of ground beef. Add a packet of taco seasoning. You can add one can of diced tomatoes and green chilies depending on level of spice you’d like.
  3. Grease a standard size muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray. Line each cup with two wonton wrappers. They should overlap in the middle for a stronger base.
  4. Top with 1 to 2 tablespoons of taco mixture. Add 1 tablespoon of cheese. Press down. Add another layer of taco mixture and cheese.
  5. Bake at 375 degrees F for 11-13 minutes, until edges are golden brown.
  6. Top with sour cream, cilantro, olives, or whatever you like on tacos!

Makes: 12 cups | Total Time: 10 minutes prep, 11 to 13 minutes cooking

About the Chef


Chef: Camryn Carroll
Family: Dad – Kevin; Mom – Denise; Sisters – Chrissy and Carly – Younger Sister; Boyfriend – Sean; Pups – Max and Cooper
Community: Carlsbad for 20 years!
Hobbies: Bowling, swimming, going to Padres games, and attempting art projects off Pinterest
Favorite Local Activity: Going to the local breweries!
About the Recipe: I needed an appetizer for a friend’s Christmas party and wanted something creative, thus taco cups! They were originally created because I knew we were going to need a protein while drinking, but they have become a party favorite. They are a delicious hand-held snack and fun to make with family and friends. Personally I don’t like spicy foods so my taco cups are always crunchy and cheesy. But I have some friends who add hot sauce, chopped peppers, or anything that will set their mouths on fire. Taco cups are so easy to make and even easier to eat in one perfectly gooey cheesy bite.
About the Chef: I have lived in Carlsbad my whole life! I graduated from San Dieguito Academy in 2010 and attended the University of Arizona for the two years following. As much fun as I had being a Wildcat, my heart always belonged in Carlsbad. While at school I loved telling people about Carlsbad and Encinitas, from the surf bums to the flower fields, and how you could be at any place in between those two cities and be less than a 15-minute drive to the beach! Nowadays my boyfriend and I love to go bowling, catch a Padres game during the season, or try a new place for brunch. When we’re not eating, we’re probably at one of the local breweries. I love living in Carlsbad and find new things to enjoy every day!

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