I don't know what it is about mini versions of food, but it's just more fun than regular sized food. And mini tacos are the most fun of all, especially for your weekly Taco Tuesday dinner party. This easy recipe is also a big hit for game day appetizers or, really, any time you need a snack. Plus, these baked mini tacos are super easy to make, meaning you can get your Mexican food fix fast.

The ingredient list is short, too. All you need for these baked mini tacos is a 16 ounce package of seasoned shredded beef, 20 mini corn tortillas, a pile of grated sharp cheddar cheese, and a half cup of salsa. Pro tip: If you fix shredded beef over the weekend, save the leftovers to make these mini tacos. You can add your own taco seasoning to the beef and you're ready to go.

Preheat your oven to 425ºF. Place a sheet of aluminum foil on a large baking sheet to get it ready for baking the mini tacos. Wrap the mini corn tortillas in a paper towel or tea towel and place them in the microwave until pliable, for a total time of about 30 seconds. Remove the tortillas from the microwave and lay them out on a flat surface. Place about a tablespoon of the shredded beef in the middle of the tortilla, then top it with a little bit of salsa and a sprinkling of cheddar cheese. Fold the tortilla in half and seal with a toothpick. Repeat with remaining tacos.

Place all the beef tacos on the baking sheet and then put the baking sheet in the oven. Bake for about 10 minutes, then take the sheet out of the oven. Flip the tacos over to their other side and place them back in the oven. Bake until the tacos are golden brown and crispy, about eight minutes more. Serve the baked mini tacos with salsa and guacamole and don't forget to remove the toothpicks from the tacos before you eat them!

Baked Mini Beef Tacos 

Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cook Time: 20 minutes

servings

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 16-oz package seasoned shredded beef
  • 20 mini corn tortillas
  • 3/4 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • salsa and guacamole for serving

Instructions

Preheat your oven to 425ºF and place a sheet on aluminum foil on a large baking sheet.

Wrap the mini corn tortillas and place in the microwave until pliable, about 30 seconds. Remove from the microwave and place about a Tablespoon on the shredded beef and a sprinkling of cheese. Fold in half and seal with a toothpick. Repeat with remaining tacos.

Place in the oven and bake 10 minutes. Flip tacos over and continue to bake until golden brown and crispy, about 8 minutes more. Remove from the oven discard toothpicks. Serve with salsa and guacamole.

Notes

You can use your own leftover shredded beef for this recipe as well. Make sure to remove the toothpicks before serving! Ouch!

Perfect Pairing

Serve these Baked Mini Beef Tacos with Strawberry Mango Salsa.

Nutrition Facts
Baked Mini Beef Tacos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 245 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.01g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.003g
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 385mg 16%
Potassium 90mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 2g
Protein 13g 26%
Vitamin A 1%
Vitamin C 0.4%
Calcium 2%
Iron 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.