Taco Platter Recipe
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Taco Platter Recipe

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“We love Southwest-flavored foods and this fun recipe is a favorite,” writes June Barrus from Springville, Utah. “If you like it hotter, just add some chili powder and cumin.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1/4 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1/4 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3/4 cup canned Mexican diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 teaspoons tomato paste
  • 3/4 cup canned Ranch Style beans (pinto beans in seasoned tomato sauce), undrained
  • 1 package (1 ounce) corn chips
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded lettuce
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • 2 tablespoons sliced ripe olives
  • 2 tablespoons salsa

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 464 calories, 15g fat (5g saturated fat), 38mg cholesterol, 1139mg sodium, 57g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 9g fiber), 24g protein.


  1. Cook rice according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a small skillet, cook the beef, onion and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.
  2. Add tomatoes and tomato paste. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Add beans; simmer, uncovered, 3 minutes longer or until heated through.
  3. Arrange the corn chips on two serving plates. Top with rice, meat mixture, cheese, lettuce, tomato, olives and salsa. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Taco Platter in Cooking for 2 Winter 2007, p46

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jenjerry User ID: 5442744 160983
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2011

"This is so good and easy! I used my homemade refried beans that I cook in bulk and freeze, I just warmed them up and spread them on the bottom of the plate first. Even the kids loved it!"

swesel User ID: 1754721 145592
Reviewed Aug. 12, 2009

"My family loves this dish! By the time the rice is cooked, dinner is done, so it is a good busy day meal. I use Ro-tel tomatoes, and I can't find ranch style beans in my area so I substitute seasoned chili beans. The flavor is great and the spices are all in the tomatoes and beans already. In fact I am serving it to company tonight!"

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