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Black Bean Taco Cups
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins

Mini Taco Cups made with black beans and phyllo dough.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: appetizer with black beans, taco appetizer, taco cups
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 96 kcal
Author: Kathy
Phyllo Cups
  • 1 roll frozen phyllo dough thawed
  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon taco seasoning
  • 1 can black beans rinsed
  • 1/2 teaspoon taco seasoning
  • 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup guacamole
  • 1/2 cup sliced olives
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh cilantro chopped
Phyllo Cups
  1. Remove 4 sheets of phyllo dough from package.  Cover with a clean towel.

  2. Mix melted butter and 1/2 teaspoon taco seasoning together.

  3. Place one sheet of phyllo dough on a cutting board. Brush very lightly with butter. 

  4. Place another sheet of dough directly on top of the first sheet. Brush very lightly with butter.

    Repeat with a third sheet.

    Place fourth sheet on top, but do not butter.

  5. Using a pizza cutter or a sharp knife, cut dough into 3 inch squares.

  6. Grab each stack and place into a mini muffin tin pressing dough down into corners.

  7. Bake in a preheated oven at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes until golden. When slightly cooled, carefully remove from muffin tins. 

  1. Pour beans into a colander and rinse to remove all sauce. Shake to remove any excess water. Pour beans into a bowl and mix in 1/2 teaspoon taco seasoning. 

Assemble Cups
  1. Add 1-2 teaspoons of beans to the bottom of each cup. 

  2. Add a small amount of cheese, tomatoes, guacamole so cups are full. Top with olives and fresh chopped cilantro.

Recipe Notes

Other ingredients to add: chopped onions, salsa, sour cream, slice jalapenos.

Phyllo cups can be made ahead of time and stored in an air tight container for up to one day.


Nutrition Facts
Black Bean Taco Cups
Amount Per Serving (2 g)
Calories 96 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 11mg4%
Sodium 166mg7%
Potassium 146mg4%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 180IU4%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 34mg3%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.