Mini Phyllo Tacos Recipe
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Mini Phyllo Tacos Recipe

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For a winning appetizer, serve crispy phyllo cups filled with taco-seasoned ground beef and zesty shredded cheese. The handheld munchies are sure to be named MVP of the menu.—Roseann Weston, Philipsburg, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min.
MAKES:30 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min.
MAKES: 30 servings


  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1-1/4 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend, divided
  • 2 packages (1.9 ounces each) frozen miniature phyllo tart shells

Nutritional Facts

1 appetizer equals 63 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 156 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 4 g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a small skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in taco seasoning and water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in 1/2 cup cheese blend.
  2. Place tart shells in an ungreased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Fill with taco mixture.
  3. Bake 6 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining cheese blend; bake 2-3 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.
    Freeze option: Freeze cooled pastries in a freezer container, separating layers with waxed paper. To use, reheat pastries on a baking sheet in a preheated 350° oven until crisp and heated through.
    Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Mini Phyllo Tacos in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2009, p216

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Reviewed Mar. 11, 2014

"Made these with kids recently and was a big hit! Garnished mine with diced cilantro. Served along side the Mandarin Salsa and 5 minute Guacamole."

Reviewed Dec. 28, 2013

"A perfect appetizer before our Christmas dinner. Thank you."

Reviewed Nov. 28, 2011

"Very yummie and easy to make. A hit with the adults as well as the kids. I will definitely make again."

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