Mini Beef Tacos Recipe: Fun Mini Appetizers for Your Next Feista Print

Quick + Easy Mini Beef Taco Appetizers

Mini beef taco appetizer recipe adapted from Pizazzerie Entertain in Style by blogger Stephanie Ziajka on Diary of a Debutante

These colorful mini beef tacos are the perfect kid-friendly party appetizer! Fill the mini taco shells with seasoned ground beef, diced tomatoes, Cotija cheese, and cilantro or create your own taco bar and set out all the toppings for your guests to customize their own!



5 soft flour tortillas

1 pound ground beef

1 medium white onion, chopped

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon chili powder

Salt and pepper, to taste

1/2 cup Cotija cheese, crumbled

1/2 cup diced tomatoes, drained

Fresh cilantro, for garnish

Fresh lime wedges, for garnish


Preheat oven to 350F. 

Use a 3 or 4-inch round cookie cutter to cut out as many mini taco shells as you can from the flour tortillas (at least 2 per tortilla). Lightly spray each shell with cooking spray and microwave for 10 seconds to make more flexible. Then, turn a muffin tin upside down and spray with nonstick cooking spray.  Fold each warmed shell in half and place in between the muffin spaces to create a “taco” shape. Bake for 5-7 minutes or until lightly golden.

In a medium nonstick skillet, brown ground beef and onion for 8-10 minutes or until beef is cooked thoroughly. Drain and stir in chili powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Keep warm on simmer until ready to serve. 

Fill each baked mini taco shell with ground beef, diced tomatoes, crumbled Cotija cheese, and cilantro. Serve immediately.


Lean these mini beef tacos up against lime wedges to keep them upright! Not only does it look nice, it allows guests to add a squeeze of lime to their tacos if they want to.

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