Mexican Botana Platter

Mexican Botana Platter


"Growing up at the very tip of Texas, this beef and chicken fajita, bean, cheese, guacamole, and sour cream recipe has always been an all-in-one hit at restaurants or any get together! Serve with Spanish rice and fresh warm flour tortillas! You can also use grilled shrimp or sausage as your meat and save time by using tortilla chips in the bag, but the taste won't be authentic."


1 h 20 m servings 671 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 671 kcal
  • 34%
  • Fat:
  • 39.8 g
  • 61%
  • Carbs:
  • 41.5g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 39.8 g
  • 80%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 120 mg
  • 40%
  • Sodium:
  • 958 mg
  • 38%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Rub beef and chicken with fajita seasoning and 2 teaspoons garlic powder. Cut beef and chicken into 1-inch strips, and set aside.
  3. In a saucepan, warm refried beans over medium-low heat.
  4. Stir salt, lemon pepper, and 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder into mashed avocados. Set aside.
  5. Heat corn oil in a deep skillet over medium-high heat. Cut tortillas in half, then cut in half again to make 4 triangular pieces per tortilla. Place into the skillet as many tortilla pieces as will fit without overlapping, and fry until crisp; repeat this process until all the tortilla pieces have been fried. Remove crisp tortillas to paper towels. Discard oil, and wipe out skillet.
  6. Return skillet to medium heat, and stir in beef, chicken, bell pepper, and onion. Cook, stirring occasionally, about 7 minutes; then stir in cilantro.
  7. Layer the tortilla pieces along the bottom of a large baking dish. Spread refried beans evenly over tortilla pieces. Sprinkle cheese over beans, then spread meat mixture evenly on top.
  8. Bake in preheated oven until cheese and beans are bubbly, about 20 minutes. Remove from oven, and drop sour cream and guacamole by tablespoonfuls in various places across the top. Sprinkle tomatoes and jalapenos on top.
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  1. 33 Ratings


Just a note to the person who is calory conscious, you pour most of the oil out so you would do away with about 2,000 calories and about 218 g. of fat

This was fantastic! The whole family absolutely loved it. It tasted better that going out to a Mexican restaurant. I substituted corn chips for the corn tortillas to save time and it still tu...

This was excellent! Served with warm tortillas, the spanish rice from this site, and mmm mmm good traditional margaritas, everyone loved it. I made only minor changes - used probably double th...

this was so good reminds me of a good mexican recipe...I cut this in half to only make 5 portions and used tortilla chips from Chili's take out instead of frying the corn tortillas...and used al...

This takes a real long time to prepare with all the prep, separate cooking, etc. Strange that the meat is on top of the cheese, I would try it the other way around the next time. Used exact quan...

The nachos were really good, but the leftover meat mixture was fantastic over spanish rice, with some minced, fresh cilantro, jalapeno, and a dollop of sour cream.

No, no, no. Many of the reviews mention skipping the very important step of frying the tortillas, in favor of buying bagged chips! Do not do this. My family has been making Botana for many years...

This is an excellent dish for any party. It takes a lot of work and time, but you can make it simple and easy. For example, you can make the chips and meat a day or so ahead of time and then al...

I made this last night and it was phenomenal! My boyfriend is from Texas, and we currently live on the Jersey Shore. He works very hard, 6 days a week at an Italian restaurant. Since he works la...