Turkey Taco Cups

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Say that super fast, 5 times in a row.

I actually tried it and my mouth looked really jank so I stopped.

So, okay, these taco cups? Total last minute decision this week and probably the best one I’ve made since purchasing a bra that actually fits.

Hahaha! Cups, bra… Uhhh, seriously why won’t I backspace!?

a-n-y-w-a-y.

I wanted to give you one more finger food option before the mega-mama-hoopla-gut-busting-flame-throwing-fireworks-acrobats-and-bunnies-out-of-hats-game-day-round-up post tomorrow.  So when I saw Adam and Joanne making their little fish taco cup versions I was like, SKIP. TO. MY. LOU.

And obviously any game day without guacamole is a TOTAL LIE.

Icannotbegintotaaaayyyeeellyew.

Just how good football will taste on Sunday.

You’re going to need to gazillionuple this.

Turkey Taco Cups:

What it took for 24 cups:

* 1 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
* 1/2 red onion, finely diced
* 3 cloves garlic, minced
* 1 pound ground turkey
* 1 (14.5 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed
* 4 Tbs. favorite taco seasoning
* 1 pint cherry tomatoes
* 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
* 24 Won Ton wrappers
* 2 avocados
* 1/3 cup freshly chopped cilantro
* juice from 1 lime
* coarse salt and freshly ground pepper

Preheat oven to 350.

Heat oil over medium-high in a skillet. Add the onion and saute for 3 minutes. Add the garlic and saute 1 more minute.

Add in the ground turkey and cook until browned, 5 minutes. Add the taco seasoning and cook another minute. Add in the black beans and cook 2 more minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Lightly coat each won ton wrapper with oil and nestle into a muffin tin.

Stick in the oven for 3 minutes, to start the crisping.

Remove from oven and fill each cup with the turkey mixture and tomatoes. Top with cheese and stick back in the oven for about 8 more minutes, until the cheese melts and the won tons crisp up. Keep an eye on them!

While they’re baking, whip up your quick guacamole. Mash the avocado and then add in the cilantro and a good squirt of lime juice. Season with salt.

Top each turkey cup with a dollop of guacamole and garnish with a sprig of cilantro. Give a nice squeeze of lime over each cup and serve immediately!

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44 Responses to Turkey Taco Cups

  1. Joanne (Inspired Taste) February 2, 2012 at 2:13 pm #

    They look awesome, Bev!

    ps. totally agree about the guacamole thing!

    -joanne

  2. Emilie @ Emilie's Enjoyables February 2, 2012 at 2:18 pm #

    Bite size versions of things make me giddy. These look GREAT!

  3. Kathryn February 2, 2012 at 2:24 pm #

    Cute as a button. Love it.

  4. Amy February 2, 2012 at 2:28 pm #

    Ah Bev, you make my sides hurt. Funny lady. Pin pin pin pin pin…and pin!

  5. Melissa // thefauxmartha February 2, 2012 at 2:50 pm #

    You and your genius ideas! Can I come to your super bowl party?

  6. Jackie February 2, 2012 at 3:37 pm #

    Man, you’re hilarious! I read your blogs just for the laughs… The food is just a plus! Ps, can’t wait to try these bad boys out; turkey taco bra cups, here I come!

  7. Gina @ Running to the Kitchen February 2, 2012 at 3:43 pm #

    Yes! Bite-sized makes everything better :)

  8. Will @ Cheap and Easy Food February 2, 2012 at 4:05 pm #

    These look great…gazillionuple is right…though I still might not share.

  9. Katie February 2, 2012 at 4:14 pm #

    Oh man, your muffin tin is 1 million times cleaner than mine. Maybe I should start using it for things like taco cups instead of cupcakes?

  10. Jamie @ Thrifty Veggie Mama February 2, 2012 at 4:24 pm #

    These are so fun!

  11. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga February 2, 2012 at 4:39 pm #

    These look so beautiful and easy….love that you made them in muffin tins and were able to pack in all those goodies and veggies in each cup. Taco salad is a fave of mine and yours is AWESOME!

  12. Deanna B. February 2, 2012 at 5:31 pm #

    Bite sized food tastes better. And I like feeling like I’m the 50 foot woman when I eat it so its a win-win.

  13. Heather (Heather's Dish) February 2, 2012 at 6:17 pm #

    ADORE these!

  14. Steve @ the black peppercorn February 2, 2012 at 6:18 pm #

    These look great. I made a couple wonton cup snacks over the last couple weeks as lead in to Super Bowl as well. I could totally see myself eating a bunch of these taco ones. MMMMMMM

  15. Noelle February 2, 2012 at 6:33 pm #

    You need to shut up. Like, seriously. I discovered your blog and now my laptop doesn’t work anymore cause the drool shorted it out. I need to stop reading this blog.

    Oh right. That’s not gonna happen.

    You are so awesome. Will you be my best friend?

  16. Margarita February 2, 2012 at 6:56 pm #

    Wonton wrappers for tacos! Yummm! These look so cute too and perfect sizes to avoid overeating.

  17. Diva February 2, 2012 at 7:24 pm #

    You can be an honorary diva with your guacamole quote!! ;-)

    These look AWESOME!!

    Check out my website for “heirloom” avocados, won’t you?!!

  18. Cassie February 2, 2012 at 8:57 pm #

    looooove won tons wrappers. this is genius, Bev!

  19. Lauren February 2, 2012 at 9:00 pm #

    Fabulous!! Love this idea.

  20. Katie @ Epicurean Mom February 2, 2012 at 9:07 pm #

    Oh WOW!! I would DIE for one of these!!

  21. Michelle February 2, 2012 at 9:13 pm #

    Yummy! I was almost not going to make guacamole for Super Bowl, but you’ve made me regain my sanity. Thank you.

  22. claire @ the realistic nutritionist February 2, 2012 at 9:38 pm #

    MMMMMMMM BEV!! I love these!! They are the cutest things ever. Perfect for Super Bowl. Or, now.

  23. Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids February 3, 2012 at 1:45 am #

    I have been excited to read this post all day. Seriously, I pulled it up on my computer this morning but was so busy that I did not get to read it until just now. I think that I adore you more and more with each passing day – both for your humor and for your amazingly cute, awesome food. Love!

  24. Beth February 3, 2012 at 3:20 am #

    Bra! Cups! Hahaha!

    Love the photo of the taco cups from above. They’re very pretty, and look very munchable.

  25. TL February 3, 2012 at 4:27 am #

    Great recipe!! One question… do you think you can make it ahead? (everything up until putting it in the over for 8 minutes) I want to make these for my husband to take to his super bowl party but he won’t know how to do anything but stick them in the oven to cook them and top em with guac and garnish.

    • Bev Weidner February 3, 2012 at 12:43 pm #

      Totally! You can even skip the part where you crisp the won tons for 3 minutes first. I ADDED that tip last second because I thought it would make the bottoms a tad crispier. But really, make it all ahead and then he can throw them in to bake and add the guac right before serving!

  26. Deborah February 3, 2012 at 3:35 pm #

    Love this – and I can’t stop thinking about all fo the delicious things you could put in those cups!!

  27. Julie February 3, 2012 at 5:18 pm #

    Totally cute! like you and your blog. Love reading every.single.day.

  28. Audrey February 4, 2012 at 5:29 pm #

    What’s so fun with these is I can leave things out that my daughter doesn’t like for her. I love mine loaded with everything. She doesn’t like onion or tomato or…well pretty much she likes the meat and cheese only. With the individual ones, no problem :)

  29. Jane February 5, 2012 at 11:29 pm #

    Awesome idea! And omg that guac looks sooo good!

  30. Sarah February 13, 2012 at 11:46 pm #

    This looks fantastic! What a great idea. I’d love to share this with our readers. It looks super fun too.

    Sarah @ RecipeLion

  31. MarieElizabeth February 28, 2012 at 1:30 am #

    Won ton wrappers are my new must-have-in-the-fridge item. They are so handy, love this use too!

  32. Debi February 3, 2013 at 2:23 pm #

    What side do you brush oil on? Bottom or top?

  33. Caitlin April 5, 2013 at 2:06 pm #

    These look so good! How well do they hold up? I’m going to a potluck tomorrow and it’s about an hour away. Do you think they’ll still be crunchy by the time I get there?

    • Bev Weidner April 5, 2013 at 3:35 pm #

      I want to say yes, but I’m just not 100% sure! The upper crust part would be, but I can’t guarantee they bottoms won’t be soft. But let’s be honest, an hour away? Will they even last that long? ;)

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