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Spicy Taco Spread

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Ingredients
  Lean ground beef 1 Pound
  Onion 1 Small, chopped
  Green pepper 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs), chopped
  Jalapeno peppers 3 , seeded and chopped
  Chili powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Oregano 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cumin 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Thyme 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Canned tomato paste 6 Ounce (1 Can)
  Worcestershire sauce 1 Teaspoon
  Cumin 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Cayenne pepper 1 Dash
  Cream cheese 16 Ounce (2 Packages, 8 Ounce Each)
  Parsley flakes 1 Teaspoon
  Lettuce 1 Cup (16 tbs), shredded
  Tomato 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped
Directions

In a 1 1/2 -quart casserole, combine ground beef, onion, peppers, 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, oregano, 1/2 teaspoon cumin and thyme.
Microwave at high (10) 4 to 7 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes; drain.
Add tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, 1/4 teaspoon cumin and cayenne.
Microwave at high (10) 4 to 7 minutes, stirring after 3 minutes.
Set aside.
In 1 quart casserole, place cream cheese.
Microwave at medium (5) 1 to 2 minutes; stir.
Add parsley flakes and 1/2 teaspoon chili powder.
Mix well.
Spread cream cheese on large plate; add lettuce.
Top with meat sauce and garnish with tomatoes.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
Mexican
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Microwaving
Ingredient: 
Beef

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