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Are you getting ready to celebrate the Big Game? This time of year is filled with excitement, and whether you are having the whole gang over, or just celebrating with some family members, you want to serve your guests something they'll love. That's where Avocados From Mexico, RITAS and TABASCO® Sauce come in. Stick around and see how you can throw a Big Game gathering to remember! You'll also love these Cheesy Taco Crescent Cups.
Why these cheesy taco cups are perfect for your next party
I love celebrating the Big Game with friends and family. Usually, I serve the standard party appetizers that you'd find at any fun gathering, but I wanted to try something new this year and was inspired to make these delicious Cheesy Taco Cups with Guacamole. They are sure to become a favorite, and I know they will make your Big Game gathering a memorable one.
- shredded cheddar cheese
- ground beef
- red onion
- taco seasoning
- TABASCO® Sauce
- roma tomato
Cheesy Taco Cups with Guacamole
To make these cheesy mini taco cups with guacamole, you will start by creating cheese cups to hold your tasty taco fillings. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or use a silicone mat and scoop tablespoons of shredded cheese onto the parchment paper, leaving a few inches between each scoop.
I like to use a mix of cheddar and jack shredded cheese, but just cheddar works well too.
Place the cookie sheet in the oven and bake for 6-7 minutes or until the edges of the cheese have turned brown.
While the cheese is melting, spray the bottom part of a mini muffin tin with cooking spray.
After the cheese has melted, remove it from the oven and use a spatula to remove it from the parchment paper. Drape each circle of melted cheese over the bottom of a muffin tin. The cheese will be hot, so be careful. As the cheese cools, it will form a cup.
Heat olive oil in a large pan and brown the chopped onions and garlic. Then add the ground beef, and break it up into crumbles while it cooks.
Now it's time to add some real flavor to the taco meat with some shakes of TABASCO® Sauce.
I use TABASCO® Sauce in almost everything to add a little spice and excitement to any meal. It is made from three simple ingredients: red peppers, salt and vinegar. These simple ingredients add so much flavor to all of your favorite foods. TABASCO® Sauce is very versatile and can be used as a condiment or an ingredient.
I used TABASCO® Pepper Sauce in this recipe, because I love the kick of flavor it adds to the ground beef. There are other varieties that I like to have on hand, such as TABASCO® Green Sauce, which adds a refreshing, tangy jalapeno zest to food and TABASCO® Chipotle Sauce, which gives a rich, smoky flavor to meals.
These Cheesy Taco Cups with Guacamole are not complete until we make some delicious guacamole to scoop on top. Now, if you're going to be making guacamole, you want to be sure to use Avocados from Mexico. You'll find that Avocados From Mexico are always worth it because they're healthy, delicious, and always in season.
I'm sure you have a favorite guacamole recipe, but I'll share mine with you, because I think it's pretty delicious. It may look a little different than yours, but as long as you start with Avocados From Mexico, you'll end up with a yummy guacamole.
Scoop the Avocados From Mexico into a bowl and mash them with a fork. Add the diced tomatoes, onions, garlic and lime to the bowl.
Mix to create the guacamole. This guacamole recipe is very versatile. It can top these taco cups but is wonderful as a dip for chips. I often whip up a batch of this guacamole recipe and use it as a topping for roasted chicken.
Now it is time to assemble the cheese cups. Scoop some of the TABASCO® Sauce seasoned ground beef into the cheese cups and top with salsa.
Lastly, top the cheesy taco cups with a bit of that delicious guacamole made with Avocados from Mexico. Feel free to add any of your favorite taco toppings.
I found some cute football themed picks and placed them in the cheesy taco cups with guacamole to add a festive touch.
I like to put out some TABASCO® Sauce with the taco cups since some of my friends like their food with a an extra kick.
These taco cups are a unique and tasty appetizer to serve at your big game party. You and your guests can savor winning flavors with these delicious bites!
No Big Game party or gathering is complete without RITAS. RITAS are sparkling margaritas that can be served in the can or in a margarita glass. They are filled with fruity, fizzy fun, and are a must for a big game party.
We will be serving Lime-A-Rita to our guests, but there are lots of flavors to choose from, so you are sure to find a favorite! The refreshing taste of RITAS hit the spot!
While you are enjoying the Big Game, keep an eye out for the Avocados From Mexico commercial. It features dogs training their humans to eat avocados because they know they’re worth it for being delicious, healthy, and available all year. Oftentimes, the commercials are more entertaining than the game, so I am looking forward to this one.
If you are looking for more delicious recipes to pair with RITAS that can be made with Avocados From Mexico and TABASCO® Sauce, check out the following:
Spicy Shrimp Po Boy with Avocado Crema from bell'alimento
Amazing Asian Style Tuna Tacos from Living Sweet Moments
Spicy Avocado Dip from Midget Momma
Cheesy Taco Cups with Guacamole
- 2 cups shredded cheddar
- 1 pound ground beef
- 2 cloves chopped garlic
- ¼ red onion, chopped
- 2 tbsp taco seasoning
- 3 tbsp TABASCO® Sauce
- ¾ cup salsa
- 2 avocados
- 1 roma tomato, diced
- ¼ cup diced onion
- ½ lime, juiced
- 1 tsp salt
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Scoop tablespoons of shredded cheese onto the parchment paper, leaving a few inches between each scoop.
- Place the cookie sheet in the oven for 6-7 minutes or until the edges of the cheese have turned brown.
- While the cheese is melting, spray the bottom part of a mini muffin tin with cooking spray.
- After the cheese has melted, remove it from the oven and use a spatula to remove it from the parchment paper. Drape each circle of melted cheese over the bottom of a muffin tin.
- Heat olive oil in a large pan and brown the chopped onions and garlic. Then add the ground beef, and break up into crumbles while it cooks. Drain the grease from the pan.
- Add taco seasoning and TABASCO® Sauce to the ground beef.
- To make the guacamole, scoop the Avocados from Mexico into a bowl and mash them with a fork. Add the tomatoes, onions, garlic, salt and lime to the bowl.
- Mix to create the guacamole.
- To assemble the cheese cups, scoop some of the TABASCO® Sauce seasoned ground beef into the cheese cups and top with salsa and guacamole.
This nutritional information is approximate and was calculated using online calculators. Your nutrition facts may vary depending on numerous factors.
Frequently asked questions
These are best eaten when they are made. If you try and warm them up after, the cheese cups will melt.
You can serve these as an appetizer or make a meal by serving with a side salad or a side of rice if you are not on a low carb diet.