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Mexican Fiesta Platter

This recipe proves you don't need to fuss to feed an appetizer to a crowd. With generous layers of beef, rice, corn chips and cheese, it's a nacho lover's dream!—Ann Nace, Perkasie, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 35 min.
  • Makes
    20 servings


  • 2-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 cans (16 ounces each) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) tomato sauce
  • 1 envelope chili seasoning
  • 1 package (9-1/4 ounces) corn chips
  • 3 cups hot cooked rice
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 medium head iceberg lettuce, shredded
  • 4 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped ripe olives
  • Hot pepper sauce, optional


  • In a Dutch oven, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add the beans, tomato sauce and chili seasoning; simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • On 2 serving platters with sides, layer the corn chips, rice, onions, meat mixture, cheese, lettuce, tomato and olives. Sprinkle with hot sauce if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 340 calories, 17g fat (6g saturated fat), 45mg cholesterol, 663mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 5g fiber), 19g protein.

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  • Jaci
    Jun 29, 2019

    This dish is delicious! A crowd pleaser. I made it for our “cow de sac” party yesterday. yes, cow de sac is our own neighbors take on the normally called “cul de sac”. I would make it again! You will need to serve with a plate and fork.

  • Rozmarie
    May 3, 2017

    I haven't made this yet. I was wondering how you eat this? Wouldn't tostado chips be better for scooping versus corn chips. Just wondering. I'm making for Cinco de Mayo.

  • angieact1
    Apr 22, 2017

    Took it to a party and it was devoured quickly! This one is a keeper!

  • bluebirdjohnson7
    Jan 9, 2011

    We make something very similar for a meal. We call it Mexican Fiesta also but we put the 'chili' and rice in our individual bowls and add what ever fixings we want to our bowls. My whole family loves it. And there are 10 of us! :)

  • mrstbright
    Feb 26, 2010

    We love all kinds of mexican food and this is a favorite. It's so fast to make too and easy to take with you places.

  • schlma29
    May 13, 2008

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