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Taco Appetizer Platter

"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.
  • Makes
    8-10 servings


  • 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


  • In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add water and taco seasonings; simmer for 5 minutes.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 263 calories, 18g fat (10g saturated fat), 71mg cholesterol, 665mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 17g protein.

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  • rita43
    Apr 11, 2015

    So easy and so good. Made it for a neighborhood gathering, and they all loved it.

  • rena 55
    Mar 25, 2015

    What a tasty appetizer! Love the Taco flavor, but the addition of the barbecue sauce gives it a surprise smokey sweetness. Great to serve to a crowd or just for a late night snack.

  • JenaeLynette
    May 24, 2014

    I have made this before and the honey barbecue sauce is what makes it so great! I was a bit hesitant at first but it ended up being everyone's favorite taco dip! Wouldn't change a thing!

  • ROSANNE6356
    Jan 22, 2012

    I have made this several times and taken for functions, it is always a hit and everyone wants the recipe. I add a can of refried beans to the hamburger mix and use taco sauce in place of the barbeque sauce. I also serve it with Frito Scoops.

  • Mackookies
    Apr 27, 2011

    Family & friends beg me to bring this appetizer to our get-togethers all year long. I sub ground turkey for the beef and it is amazing!

  • nocookcook
    Jul 9, 2010

    I made this for an appetizer for my daughter'sthirteenth birthday party It was a great hit with all ten guests!I did omit the honey barbecue sauce and used medium hot salsa. Also instead of cheddar cheese I used mexican.Thank you for this great appetizer!

  • dessertgirl
    Jun 15, 2009

    I make this recipe often, people really like the meat in it. I generally sub taco sauce for the BBQ sauce.

  • Carmen Janicki
    Jun 1, 2009

    This sounds so good and I am anxious to try it. I don't have the ingredients now so will get them and try it later.Thank you.