Fully Loaded Taco Bites {Recipe}

This week we celebrated the miracle of my dear friend Sarah Nitta’s upcoming baby boom. If you want to know more about this amazing girl, check out her blog here. For this shin dig masterminded by fabulous duo Kristin & Heather, I was asked to fill a platter with something delicious. After a bunch of pinterest and google trolling, I found the basic recipe for these tasty appetizers. With a few tweaks and some yummy additions of my own, I ended up with these Fully Loaded Taco Bites.

Photo by Heather of WhipperBerry

Anything tiny-sized instantly looks adorable. The bonus – they’re tasty too!

Give ’em a try and let me know what you think. Then check out more about this fabulous party on my friend Heather’s amazing blog WhipperBerry.com. You won’t be sorry!

Fully Loaded Taco Bites

1 pkg Won Ton wrappers (in the produce section)

1 lb ground turkey

Taco Seasoning packet

1 can black beans, drained, rinsed and roughly chopped

3/4 cup shredded cheese

Toppings of your choice. I used:

Finely shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, diced green onions, sour cream and sliced olives.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

With cooking spray, coat a nonstick muffin tin. Gently press one wrapper into each muffin cup.

Brown ground turkey. Add seasoning packet and cook as directed.

Stir chopped black beans into seasoned turkey. Using a Tablespoon, fill won ton wrappers with one scoop each and sprinkle lightly with cheese.

Bake in oven for 8 minutes.

Remove from the oven and sprinkle with your favorite toppings.

Serve while warm or cold. They’re delish either way!

Makes approx. 42 Taco Bites.




  1. kiki comin
    Jul 2, 2012

    christene..these look so delish. i’m adding them to my menu next week.:)

    • Christene Houston
      Jul 2, 2012

      Kiki! So fun to see you come by. I hope you are doing well and snuggling a happy new baby by now! These are simply delicious. They’ll be a fun addition to your menu this week. 🙂

  2. Katie Piotrowski
    Aug 2, 2012

    These are too cute! My kids would LOVE these. I think I will make them for a fun dinner on their first day back to school! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Gloria Radzai
    Aug 4, 2012

    These look so good, I’m going to make them for my card club and for my family too.

  4. allthingsgoodandwise
    Aug 5, 2012

    These are fabulous, I will be making these instead of Tacos on Taco Tuesdays. What a fun twist! One question though, do the wrappers get crunchy?

    • Christene Houston
      Aug 5, 2012

      Thanks! The wrappers do get crunchy, especially on the edges. They are slightly chewy in the cup portion. These are lots of fun for little people and can be personalized to your every whim. Enjoy!

  5. sandy
    Aug 7, 2012

    Looks yummy. Do you think Phyllo Cups would work?

    • Christene Houston
      Aug 7, 2012

      I haven’t used Phyllo cups much, but I imagine they would. They might be flakier and crunchier – totally worth trying out!

  6. Kimberly
    Aug 14, 2012

    I recently went to a party and they were serving chicken and carne asada tacos no seasoning. I believe it’s a new venture ( have a taco truck at your kids party) anyway my daughters wanted to know if they could hire this person for September. I told them I’d think about it, i got her card and called her she’s $1,000.00, so I told my oldest daughter she replied ” mommy check out these cute little tacos, you could do theses then just chicken and carne asada and I bet you could do it all for $450.00 keeping all your receipts for everything you could really do it mommy”

    • Christene Houston
      Aug 18, 2012

      I love your daughters! Thinking outside the box is amazing. These were so quick and easy, your versatile ideas would be perfect for them. I hope you give it a whirl and let me know how they turn out!

  7. Grami McAdoo
    Aug 16, 2012

    Hey! I’m taking them to Bunko tonight – I’ll be taking copies of the recipe, no doubt the ladies will want one : ) Glad to have found you on Pinterest. I’m having so much fun with all the new recipes to try! Thank you for sharing!

  8. marty
    Oct 15, 2012

    did you use the regular muffin tin or the mini muffin tin? they
    look wonderful and i can’t wait to make them for book club..

    • Christene Houston
      Oct 15, 2012

      Marty, I did use the regular sized muffin tins. These are so easy and fun I hope you enjoy them with your book club. Happy reading!

  9. Greg
    Nov 3, 2012

    Fully loaded or not, I know they would not last long at my house. Lots of football to watch this weekend, looks to be a good appetizer for pre-game.

  10. Melody Kostenuk
    Dec 9, 2012

    This was a MASSIVE hit at my Christmas Party!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

  11. Jenni
    Dec 23, 2012

    Do you have to bake them in a muffin tin? Or would a regular pan work too?

    • Christene Houston
      Dec 24, 2012

      Jenni, I’ve never tried them in a regular pan. The muffin cup gives your wonton wrapper the shape you need. Without it, they would lie flat and not hold your taco goodies. Thanks for the question!

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  13. Chelsea
    Dec 25, 2012

    These were fantastic!!!

  14. Rachel
    Jan 15, 2013

    Yum! Love small bites. Thanks for the tasty idea.

  15. Val
    Apr 7, 2013

    I wonder how easy these would be to freeze? I don’t think my family of four could eat 42 of them in one sitting!

    • Christene Houston
      Apr 7, 2013

      Val, I haven’t ever frozen this type of dough…give it a try and see how it works out. It makes sense that it would freeze well as do other pie type of shells. Let me know how it turns out. These are so fun and delish!

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    Apr 12, 2013

    Hello just wanted to give you a quick heads up
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    sure why but I think its a linking issue. I’ve tried it in two different internet browsers and both show the same results.

    • Christene Houston
      Apr 18, 2013

      Thanks Moses! I checked all my images and links and they are loading for me. I do need to do some updates though, so thanks for the heads up!

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  18. Amber
    May 2, 2013

    Great recipe! Do you use mini muffin Tina or regular sized? Also, can these be prepared a day ahead? Thanks!

    • Christene Houston
      May 2, 2013

      Hi Amber! I used regular sized muffin tins. You might be able to prep these and put them in the fridge in the tins, but I don’t know how they’d do being made ahead. I worry about soggy bottoms. They’re best served day of in my experience.

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  20. Vilen
    May 30, 2013

    This looks lish. Got my ingredient and this will definitely one of my finger food on my son first Birthday next week

  21. Cindy
    Aug 17, 2013

    I made these today for a picnic. Not a big fan of black beans so I put a little bit of refried beans in the botton and then my taco meat and some cheese. Baked them for 8 minutes and then topped with lettuce, more cheese and a dot of sour cream. Oh my gosh! They were delish! Thanks for sharing this great idea.

    • Christene Houston
      Aug 17, 2013

      Cindy, so glad you enjoyed them! I love how you changed them to suit your tastes. That’s what I love about these little goodies. Thanks for the sweet comments!


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