Beef & Cheese Taco Cups

Beef & Cheese Grain Free Taco CupsLooking for a quick & tasty lunch on the go? Make up a batch of my Beef & Cheese Taco Cups! They are grain & gluten free and taste AMAZING — hot or cold! These are especially awesome for the kiddos & are great to send with them to school in their lunch.

Seriously, who doesn’t LOVE tacos??  You make a simple dough and press it into a muffin pan, fill with cooked taco meat & top with lots of cheddar cheese – bake & enjoy! These taste like little portable, grain & gluten free tacos!

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Beef & Cheese Taco Cups
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Serves: 12
For the Crust:
  • 2 cups Almond Flour
  • 2 cups Tapioca Flour
  • 2 tablespoons Tallow, Lard or Coconut Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Sea Salt
  • ½ teaspoon White Pepper
  • 1 Egg, preferably free range, organic & soy free
  • Water
For the Filling:
  • 1 pound Ground Beef, preferably grass fed
  • Taco Seasoning
  • 2 cups Cheddar Cheese, preferably organic & raw
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. In the bowl of your food processor combine all the dry ingredients for the crust and pulse a few times to combine well.
  3. Add in fat and pulse a few times..
  4. Add in egg and pulse a few times..
  5. Add water as needed to make a dough that resembles a pie crust dough - it should be dry but stay together - add water in very small increments if needed
  6. Allow dough to chill for at least 30 minutes to overnight tightly wrapped in plastic.
  7. While your dough is chilling, cook your beef and season with taco seasoning according to package taco seasoning direction - set aside
  8. Remove your dough from the fridge and divide into 12 equal portions
  9. Press each portion into an individual cup of a muffin pan - spreading with your fingers up the sides
  10. Fill each dough cup with 1/12th of the taco meat and 1/12th of the cheese
  11. Bake for 25-30 minutes at 350 degrees F
  12. Remove from pan & cool
  13. Enjoy

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  1. Jay says

    Great recipe…what’s the nutritional info? That’s key for every recipe. Please update if you can. There are wordpress plugins specifically for recipes.

    • Hayley Ryczek says

      Jay – Thanks for the suggestion but we “real foodies” don’t count calories or macronutrients.

      • jay says

        is this an early April fools joke? seriously?? that makes no sense. if you believe in health, by definition you want to know exactly what you’re putting in your body, no?

        • Hayley Ryczek says

          and that’s why this recipe is so fab!! Making foods from scratch is the best way to be in control of what you eat!!!

  2. Shaina says

    Going to try replacing egg with flax. Unless there’s a braver soul out there to do it first… lol. Or someone with a better suggestion. Thanks for the recipe. Looks awesome

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