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Taco Appetizer Platter Recipe
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Taco Appetizer Platter Recipe

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"A crowd usually gathers when I set out my barbecue-flavored taco dip," reports field editor Iola Egle of McCook, Nebraska. "It's gone before I know it!"
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:8-10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 8-10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies, drained
  • 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1 cup chopped green onions
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped lettuce
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup honey barbecue sauce
  • 1 to 1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • Corn chips

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 263 calories, 18 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 71 mg cholesterol, 665 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 17 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add water and taco seasonings; simmer for 5 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, combine cream cheese and milk; spread on a 14-in. serving platter or pizza pan. Top with meat mixture. Sprinkle with chilies, tomatoes, onions and lettuce. Drizzle with barbecue sauce. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese. Serve with corn chips. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Originally published as Taco Appetizer Platter in Taste of Home June/July 2000, p18

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 263 calories, 18 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 71 mg cholesterol, 665 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 17 g protein.

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.

Reviews for Taco Appetizer Platter(5)

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Reviewed Jan. 22, 2012

I have made this several times and taken for functions, it is always a hit and everyone wants the recipe. I add a can of refried beans to the hamburger mix and use taco sauce in place of the barbeque sauce. I also serve it with Frito Scoops.

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Reviewed Apr. 27, 2011

Family & friends beg me to bring this appetizer to our get-togethers all year long. I sub ground turkey for the beef and it is amazing!

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2010

I made this for an appetizer for my daughter's

thirteenth birthday party It was a great hit with all ten guests!

I did omit the honey barbecue sauce and used medium hot salsa. Also instead of cheddar cheese I used mexican.

Thank you for this great appetizer!

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2009

I make this recipe often, people really like the meat in it. I generally sub taco sauce for the BBQ sauce.

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Reviewed Jun. 1, 2009

This sounds so good and I am anxious to try it. I don't have the ingredients now so will get them and try it later.

Thank you.

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