Mexican Beef Appetizer Recipes

Beef taquitos and tacos, loaded nachos, Mexican dips, Mexican meatballs, and more! Find favorite Mexican and Tex-Mex appetizers for your next party, with ratings, reviews, and tips on how to make them.

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Super Nachos

Rating: 4.5 stars 155
This makes a huge meal-sized tray of nachos with lots of good stuff! You can adjust ingredient quantities to suit your preference. Serve with extra chips if required. Great for game day.
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Bab's South of the Border Taco Dip

Rating: 4.5 stars 6
Say 'ole!' with this bold and spicy taco dip that includes all of the flavors I remember from my many vacations in Mexico. One thing I will tell you is that this goes perfectly with an icy cold Mexican cerveza (beer) or Margarita! Enjoy with your favorite taco chips. We especially love the blue corn, and the flavor is perfect with this tasty dip.

Queso con Carne

Rating: 4 stars 8
This queso dip will not last at any party or gathering, and all of your guests will be coming back for more.

Taco in a Bag

Rating: 4.5 stars 211
I love Taco in a Bag! I had this recipe at the Covered Bridge Festival in Indiana. My family loves them too! The chip bag serves as a shell for the tacos.

Mexican Style Meatballs

Rating: 4.5 stars 74
Yummy miniature meatballs in a chipotle tomato sauce. I have been serving these for years at various events and never take leftovers home. They are easy to prepare and freeze well for pre-planning.

Papas Rellenas (Fried Stuffed Potatoes)

Rating: 4.5 stars 51
My mom used to make these when we were kids. Always loved them and each time you make them you can season to taste so its different every time!

Over the Top Nachos

Rating: 4.5 stars 195
These nachos can be served as a meal, but all the good stuff makes for a great appetizer or snack while watching a game or a quick lunch for your family and friends. Better plan on making two plates of these, they're really good! Serve with sour cream, salsa, and guacamole.
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Mexican Dip

Rating: 4.5 stars 18
This easy hot cheese dip is a delicious, chunky accompaniment to tortilla chips. Try a mixture of ground beef and ground sausage for a yummy variation.

Quick and Easy Air Fryer Nachos

A quick and easy recipe for air fryer nachos for the whole family.

Mexican Pizza I

Rating: 4.5 stars 236
Mexican Pizzas are delicious corn tortillas topped with beans, beef and all the delicious taco toppings you can imagine! They can be cut into wedges and served as an appetizer or left whole and served as a main dish.
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Seven Layer Dip I

Rating: 4.5 stars 625
This is a great party dip because it's best served at room temperature. You can set it out on the table early and finish cooking the rest of your meal.

Fantastic Mexican Dip

Rating: 4.5 stars 219
This recipe was given to me by my sister-in-law and always goes fast! Cream cheese at the base of the dip makes it extra thick and scoopable. Seasoned beef and vegetables make it extra filling and tasty! You may want to prepare two batches. Serve with tortilla chips and enjoy.

Inspiration and Ideas

Best Football Dip Ever
Rating: Unrated 107
This dip is made for 3 to 6 men, sitting together on a Sunday, enjoying football and eating every manly thing possible. Of course, my girlfriend and her friends love it too -- but this stuff doesn't last long. Serve with your favorite tortilla chips and enjoy!
Taco Bake I
Rating: Unrated 351
This is a wonderful Tex-Mex dish to serve to guests or your family. Serve with tortilla chips.
Hot Baked Taco Dip
Rating: 5 stars 9

This hot taco dip is perfect with tortilla chips and is always a crowd pleaser.