Beef Appetizer Recipes

Browse recipes for beef appetizers, including beef jerky, meatballs, nachos, lettuce wraps, and more.

Staff Picks

Beef Samosas

Rating: 4.5 stars 238
Beef and potatoes are the main ingredients folded inside these wonderful deep fried samosas. Chicken livers may be substituted for beef, if you choose. My friend from Bangladesh gave me this savory, spicy recipe. You just can't buy better in the shops.

Baked Taco Dip

Rating: 5 stars 16
This hot taco dip is sure to please everyone, kids included. Serve with tortilla chips.

Super Nachos

Rating: 4.5 stars 155
Loaded nachos with taco-seasoned ground beef, refried beans, and cheese.
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Beef Kushiyaki

Rating: 4.5 stars 12
A Japanese favorite.

Papas Rellenas (Fried Stuffed Potatoes)

Rating: 4.5 stars 52
Easy, fried, creamy potato balls filled with seasoned beef and vegetables.

Beef Bacon Rolls

Rating: 4 stars 42
These are great for appetizers or for a meal! Make them smaller for appetizers, larger for meals.
By Dawn Kennedy

Lasagna-Stuffed Mushrooms

Rating: 4.5 stars 47
Mushrooms stuffed with all the goodness of lasagna, without the noodles!

Moroccan Meat Cigars

Rating: 4 stars 55
These Moroccan spiced ground beef phyllo cigar pastries are great with hummus on the side!

Asian Lettuce Wraps

Rating: 4.5 stars 2818
Tangy marinated beef is wrapped in refreshing lettuce leaves in this quick and easy Asian lettuce wrap recipe.

Chef John's Hot Sloppy Joe Dip

Rating: 4.5 stars 40
For me this checks all the boxes for a hot party dip. It's relatively cheap and easy to make, but maybe more importantly, it's great hot, warm, or room temp. And it's also incredibly versatile.

Doc's Best Beef Jerky

Rating: 4.5 stars 431
A homemade beef jerky marinade adds tons of flavor to dehydrated beef jerky.

Homemade Beef Jerky

Rating: 4.5 stars 214
Chef John's easy and delicious recipe for flavorful homemade beef jerky.

Inspiration and Ideas

Texas Twinkies
Rating: Unrated 5
Bacon-wrapped, brisket-stuffed jalapeño poppers smothered in BBQ sauce.
Corned Beef Egg Roll
Rating: Unrated 3
These corned beef egg rolls are a twist on a Reuben sandwich.
Baked Queso Dip with Ground Beef
Rating: 4 stars 2

This baked queso dip with ground beef is a starter to any Mexican meal.