Tacos in a Cup


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Well. I’m officially married!!!! All those months and months of planning paid off this past weekend and Thomas and I got hitched!!! I’m waiting for my photos to come back from my photographer, but here are a few my friends and family and brilliant photographer snapped during the event!

It was magical to say the least. The whole day, from start to finish. Getting ready with my girlfriends was so much fun and relaxing. We got all dolled up in hair and make up and I made lunch for everyone! Then we started on some pics and then it was time to swap vows and say I do! It was everything I wanted it to be and more!

And now we are just unpacking from the wedding, packing up for our honeymoon, and relaxing for a few days. We take off for Mexico on Sunday for a week in the sun with endless margaritas, guacamole and tacos. I’m going to be in heaven.

So now, let’s talk dinner. I mean, it’s back to school time right, and while I don’t have kids, I love to simplicity of a fun, easy and quick homemade dinner. Which is where these Tacos in a cup come in.

They are awesome. And fun. And who doesn’t love eating something out of a mason jar. Okay, so I guess they are technically called tacos in a jar, but that just didn’t have the same ring to it. So I’m sticking to tacos in a cup.

It’s basically all my favorite things layered into a mason jar and then topped with guacamole. And then you get to dig in with a fork or spoon and mix it all around and then eat it!! So you kinda get to play with you food too. I’m into in. And you should be too!

Tacos in a Cup

Course Dinner
Cuisine Mexican, Tex Mex
Servings 6


Homemade Taco Seasoning

  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons hot smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Tacos in a cup

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 1/4 lb ground turkey
  • 2 tbsp taco seasoning
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce shredded
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 recipe guacamole


Homemade Taco Seasoning

  • Combine everything in a jar and mix together. Store in an airtight container and use within 2-3 weeks.

Tacos in a cup

  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over high heat. Add the ground turkey and break it apart using a wooden spoon. Add the taco seasoning and mix together and continue to saute until brown all over. Add 1/4 cup of water and reduce the heat to medium low and let simmer for a few minutes until all the water is evaporated.
  • Prepare 6 mason jars and spoon equal amounts of the ground turkey mixture into the bottom. Top with shredded lettuce, salsa, sour cream and guacamole. Serve immediately.

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  1. Blog is the New Black

    Gaby, you were STUNNING! I know you have to tell the bride she looks great, but you really did! πŸ™‚

  2. Diane, A Broad

    This? Is brilliant. I miss Mexican food so much, and thank you thank you thank you for listing actual spices I can get a hold of instead of generic “taco mix.”

    PS: what a gorgeous glow you have. Congratulations!

  3. Bev @ Bev Cooks

    A) Soooo excited that you’re all hitched n’ stuff! You looked absolutely gorgeous.

    B) Um, taco jar me?

  4. Allison [Girl’s Guide to Social Media]

    Ooo! I love the idea of tacos in a cup. I am so excited to try this!

  5. Billie


    And I LOVE LOVE LOVE your long lashes! I hope your boy Thomas knows how fortunate he is!!! Best wishes for a wonderful future together!

  6. Amanda

    You are a gorgeous bride!!! Am totally going to try these tacos in a cup… as they seem like a fantastic carb-less option!! πŸ™‚

  7. monika

    Genius! What a great thing to pack for a picnic at the outdoor concert – I love not having lots of little containers of things with an easy clean up!
    You were/are stunning!

  8. Liz @ Virtually Homemade

    You looked beautiful! What a fun recipe – I would serve with tortilla chips!

  9. Catherine McCord

    Congrats girlie! And a great first recipe as a Mrs πŸ™‚

  10. The

    Woman, you are one impressive Super Blogger! You get married and still manage a post before your honeymoon! My hat is off to you. And I’m totally making these – what a great party idea!

    Now go have fun on your honeymoon.

  11. Ann P.

    My sister makes something like this–taco bowls! They are awesome, and since they cut out the carbs of the taco shell or tortilla, I consider them HEALTHY. πŸ™‚

    AND CONGRATULATIONS to you and Thomas!! Such a happy time πŸ˜€ I’m getting married in April, and you’ve made me even more excited now! πŸ™‚

  12. Julie @ Table for Two

    congratulations!! you looked so stunning!!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  13. Villy @ For the love of Feeding

    Congratulations! You look stunning!! Can’t wait for a full body photo to see the dress!

  14. [email protected] and Dishes

    Congratulations! You look sooo pretty. I can’t believe you made lunch on your wedding day. Hope y’all have a great honeymoon and many blessings in your married life!

  15. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

    You looked so freaking beautiful!! And these cups?! Awesome.

  16. shelly (cookies and cups)

    You are gorgeous! And these taco cups are so perfect and simple!

  17. Amy @ Spin The Meal

    You are such a beautiful bride! Now, take a break from cooking and finish your last minute packing!!! Can’t wait to see more wedding pics and also see what recipes you come up with from the food you tasted on your honeymoon…

  18. Julie Ryan

    Wow – you are a stunning bride! Congratulations and enjoy every second of your honeymoon!

  19. Jia

    Wowzers! Congratulations! You looked beautiful on your wedding day. God bless you and your husband together.

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