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Taco Muffins

Total Time

Prep: 35 min. Bake: 15 min.


about 16 muffins

Updated: Oct. 13, 2022
I'm always creating new recipes...this one went over very well with family and friends. These mouthwatering muffins are excellent with refried beans.—Donna Krivdo, Prescott Valley, Arizona


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 envelope taco seasoing
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  1. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add water and taco seasoning; simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes. Cool.
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg. Combine dry ingredients; add to the creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating well after each addition. Fold in meat mixture.
  3. Fill greased muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 425° for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Carefully remove muffins to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Top each with salsa and cheese. Bake 5 minutes longer or until the cheese is melted.

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