Bean and Cheese Cup

How to make Bean and Cheese Cup 

Del taco’s Beans and Cheese Cup features slow-cooked beans that are topped with cheddar cheese and a red sauce. Beans are really a healthy dish filled with a variety of nutrients, which includes fiber, iron, folate, magnesium, potassium, and zinc. Del Taco serves this menu as a side dish that gives a mouth watering cheese flavour. 


If you want to prepare this dish at home, you can follow the below recipe that we have curated for your convenience. But, before preparing the dish you need to go through the ingredients that you need during the preparation process.


As the name suggests, Bean and Cheese Cup from Del Taco restaurant features a good blend of cheese topped over the slow cooked refried beans. So, let us discuss all the ingredients that you need to prepare this delicious dish.

  • Cheese Slices
  • 16 oz can Refried Beans
  • ¼ Cup Diced Tomatoes and Green Chilies, drained
  • 6 oz cream cheese, softened
  • black olives, green onions, or avocado for toppings
  • Red sauce


Method of Preparation

  1. To prepare this dish, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. On a baking tray, place parchment paper or silicone baking sheet.
  3. From cheese slices, make circles of cheese by cutting it with a cheese cutter. Now lay cheese circles on baking tray. Leave a space of 2-3" in between cheese circles because cheese tends to spread when melted.
  4. Bake the cheese for approximately 5 minutes.
  5. When you are done with the cheese, remove it from oven and cool for about 1 minute.
  6. Pick up cool cheese circles very carefully and place them into cavity of mini muffin pan. Make folds of the cheese circles while placing it into muffin pans, if needed. 
  7. Allow cheese to set on the muffin pans for at least 10-15 minutes.
  8. In a mixing bowl combine refried beans, cream cheese and softened cream cheese, stir well so that all the ingredients mix well with each other. 
  9. Fill cheese cups with bean mixture using a small scoop. Add red sauce over the bean mixture..
  10. Top the bean and cheese cup with the suggested toppings that we have mentioned in the ingredients section. Serve immediately to enjoy the delicious dish.


Note: You can refrigerate the cheese cup in the freeze. When you want to consume it, take the bean and cheese cup from the refrigerator and bake on an oven until the cheese melts. Now your bean and cheese cup is ready to serve.

Nutrition Facts

There are 320 calories in a Bean & Cheese Cup from Del Taco; most of those calories come from carbohydrates (64%). Let us discuss the approximate amount of all the nutrients that we get from one serving of Del taco’s Beans and Cheese cup.

  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 320
  • Calories From Fat: 35
  • Total Fat: 4g (6%)
  • Saturated Fat: 2g (10%)
  • Trans Fat: 0g  
  • Cholesterol: 10mg (3%)
  • Sodium: 830mg (35%)
  • Total Carbohydrates: 52g (17%)
  • Dietary Fibre: 18g (72%)
  • Sugars: 1g  
  • Protein: 20g (40%)
  • Vitamin A: 2%
  • Vitamin C: 2%
  • Calcium: 15%
  • Iron: 25%


*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


Nutritional Facts source:Del Taco


Helsa C.

Los Angeles, CA

I usually get food at the Santa Monica blvd location but i was in culver city so went there. Bought 2 bean and cheese cups. Never had ones this small. They were in a guacamole cup i think. The one on Santa Monica dont even use the same cup. So i brought it home. I looked on the site. A bean and cheese cup is 7.8 oz. 8 oz is a cup. So slightly less than a cup right? So i poured my little cup of beans in a measuring cup. Not even half a cup! Now we can say they ran out of other cups? I was a line chef. I knew what a quarter cup was and a half and a whole just eyeballing it. 2 of those would have been just under a cup. The cook was new? The manager bagged it. Two people got it wrong. Smh. I like del taco but im done. I stopped going because they are just so unsaintary at all their locations but i just paid double for some beans. Some BS lol.


The Most Popular Queries

What is the allergy information about Bean and Cheese Cup from Del Taco?

Ans: A Del Taco Bean & Cheese Cup contains gluten, milk, soy and wheat and does not contain egg, fish, MSG, peanuts, shellfish or tree nuts. Remember, most fast food restaurants cannot guarantee that any product is free of allergens as they use shared equipment for prepping foods. Animal products used in the dish also cause allergies. 


Can I Use my choice of cheese in Bean and Cheese Cup?

Ans: Yes, you can use your choice of cheese while preparing this dish at home. You can add cheddar cheese or mozzarella one in your bean and cheese cup. The choice is always yours.


Latest News

Del Taco introduces 49¢ Value Bean & Cheese Burrito; you will get more food for the money.

Lake Forest, CA) December 2, 2010 – Del Taco's introduces new slow-cooked beans that are available as a value deal. You can order Value Bean and Cheese Burrito for 49¢, which you can avail for a limited time period only beginning this week.

"When it comes to Mexican fast food, we are proud to once again offer our customers unbeatable value," said John Cappasola, Vice President of Marketing at Del Taco. "The combination of our quality ingredients, and a price that no competitor would dare, makes this a truly unique product that will quickly become a fan favourite," Del Taco has reported.

The new 49¢ Value Bean and Cheese Burrito features slow cooked beans, freshly grated cheddar cheese, and choice of either green or zesty red sauce. Del Taco's slow cooked beans are a point of differentiation that separates the chain from other fast-food brands. At Del Taco, each batch of lard-free beans is cooked approximately four hours, perfectly seasoned and hand-mashed for an authentic taste and experience.

For more than 40 years, Del Taco has been offering menu items that appeal to a broad range of tastes. The brand also promises its fan foodies the best quality and value. The menu includes Mexican offerings of tacos, burritos, quesadillas and nachos as well as American favorites like hamburgers, fries and milk shakes. Each item is made to order with quality ingredients including lard-free beans made from scratch daily, real cheddar cheese grated on site, chicken grilled fresh every hour, hand-made salsa and fresh produce.


Del Taco serves its food lovers in more than 515 restaurants in 17 states.