Beef Appetizer Recipes

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

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Beef Samosas

Rating: 4.5 stars 236
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 15
This hot taco dip is sure to please everyone, kids included. Serve with tortilla chips.

Super Nachos

Rating: 4.5 stars 154
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.
By Allrecipes Member
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Beef Kushiyaki

Rating: 4.5 stars 12
A Japanese favorite.

Papas Rellenas (Fried Stuffed Potatoes)

Rating: 4.5 stars 49
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!

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
This goes great with hummus on the side!

Asian Lettuce Wraps

Rating: 4.5 stars 2794
Tangy marinated beef is wrapped in refreshing lettuce leaves in this quick and easy Asian lettuce wrap recipe.

Homemade Beef Jerky

Rating: 4.5 stars 208
Chef John's easy and delicious recipe for flavorful homemade beef jerky.

Doc's Best Beef Jerky

Rating: 4.5 stars 417
A homemade beef jerky marinade adds tons of flavor to dehydrated beef jerky.

The Best Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Rating: 4.5 stars 789
Sweet and sour meatballs made with ground beef and pantry staples!

Inspiration and Ideas

Potstickers (Chinese Dumplings)
Rating: Unrated 96
An authentic potsticker recipe using ground beef and ground shrimp instead of the usual pork filling. You can fill the whole package of gyoza wrappers and have filling left over for next time around.
Texas Twinkies
Rating: Unrated 1
Brisket- and cream cheese-stuffed, bacon-wrapped jalapenos with a BBQ glaze. This recipe requires pre-cooked brisket. It is a great recipe to use up any leftover brisket.
Lumpia (Shanghai version)
Rating: 4.5 stars 127

A recipe I know all Filipinos are proud of! Lumpia (shanghai type) is a type of egg roll, except it's mainly filled with meat. You could use pork or beef or both! It's a yummy recipe and great to serve as finger food. I like to use both beef and pork but you can substitute one for the other. VERY EASY!