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Texas Taco Dip Platter Recipe

Texas Taco Dip Platter Recipe

When I'm entertaining, this colorful dish is my top menu choice. My friends can't resist the hearty appetizer topped with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and olives. —Kathy Young, Weatherford, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 1-1/2 hours YIELD:20 servings


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (12 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato puree
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) Ranch Style beans (pinto beans in seasoned tomato sauce)
  • 1 package (10-1/2 ounces) corn chips
  • 2 cups hot cooked rice
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium head iceberg lettuce, shredded
  • 3 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1 cup picante sauce, optional


  • 1. In a large skillet or Dutch oven, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add next seven ingredients; simmer for 1-1/2 hours.
  • 2. Add beans and heat through. On a platter, layer the corn chips, rice, meat mixture, cheese, onion, lettuce, tomatoes and olives. Serve with picante sauce if desired. Yield: 20 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 522 calories, 24 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 56 mg cholesterol, 1,200 mg sodium, 47 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 27 g protein.

Reviews for Texas Taco Dip Platter

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Reviewed Nov. 15, 2015

"wow... 1 serving is 472 calories and 950 mg of sodium and 43 grams of carbs - no thanks! I will also be making this - but I will used sodium reduced of everything! great recipe... just TOO much sodium!"

Reviewed Oct. 18, 2015

"Don't change a thing."

Reviewed Oct. 18, 2015

"I've been making a dish like this for years, we call it "dinner nachos" because it's got meat, veggies and lots of cheese. The nice thing about it is that you can vary the ingredients to whatever is on hand or you're in the mood for. I use extra lean ground beef so I don't have to drain it. I've always thought it was silly to add onions, garlic and spices to ground beef and then drain away those flavors when the meat was done cooking."

Reviewed Feb. 7, 2015

"Added fresh roasted green chilies to the meat mixture as it simmered and fresh jap on top of the pile. I think salsa and maybe a dollop of sour cream on top would be good."

Reviewed Jan. 30, 2015

"Made this last night with a couple of substitutes. Instead of the tomato paste & puree, I just added a container of my favorite deli salsa to the meat. Definitely a hit at our house. Will be making it again!"

Reviewed Jan. 29, 2015

"This is a good recipe very tasty, I serve it on plates or bowls will be making it for Super Bowl Game we like to drizzle a little homemade salsa on it too with a few garden canned jalapenos yummmmmmm"

Reviewed Jan. 28, 2015

"a couple people asked but never got an answer, how do you serve it? in bowls or as a dip or what? Sounds good."

Reviewed Jan. 28, 2015

"Looks good but I'm a little confused. How do you eat this? Is it a dip?"

Reviewed Jan. 28, 2015

"It'd be nice if you included the sodium content to your nutritional analysis."

Reviewed Jan. 28, 2015

"Question: How do you eat this? Do you spoon it on to plates with more corn chips? Do you use tortilla chips and scoop it up right from the platter?"

Reviewed Nov. 20, 2014

"I have been making this for many years and my family absolutely loves it. When I say I'm making Texas Taco Platter, I know I'll have a house full of people."

Reviewed Jun. 17, 2014

"What a big hit this was with my Grandkids. Us adults loved it too!"

Reviewed Apr. 9, 2014

"made it for one of our parties as a starter--everyone loved it!Thank you "Taste of Home"-JR Ranch"

Reviewed Feb. 2, 2014

"Want to try this"

Reviewed Feb. 2, 2014

"this is very good :)"

Reviewed Oct. 19, 2012

"I've been making this since it first came out in Taste of Home."

Reviewed Jan. 27, 2009 Edited Oct. 26, 2015

"I thought it might be too spicy, but it really wasn't and had a great flavor,we enjoyed it."

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Wine Pairings

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.