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Taco Appetizer Platter Recipe

Taco Appetizer Platter Recipe

"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. YIELD: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

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.

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.

Wine Pairings

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.