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 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 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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