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Ground Beef with Cheddar Dome and Pickled Jalapenos

RITZ Crackers
Servings: 16
30 to 60 min

The perfect snack for any party - especially for the big game.

  • Ingredients
  • step-by-step directions
Ground Beef with Cheddar Dome and Pickled Jalapenos
  • 1/2 lb. ground beef (80/20 blend)
  • 1/2 small onion (finely diced)
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspons dried oregano leaves
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 RITZ Crackers (crushed)
  • 16 Kraft Big Slice Sharp Cheddar Cheese Slices
  • 32 RITZ Crackers
  • 32 thin pickled jalapeño slices (3/4 cup)
  • Set a large sauté pan over high heat, add beef, onions and garlic. Sauté for 4-5 min. until lightly browned. Season with garlic powder, onion powder and dried oregano. Cook for 7-8 min. until well browned. Add tomato paste and Worcestershire sauce; stir well. Cook 5 min. more until cooked through. Add crushed RITZ Crackers to tighten up the mixture. Keep warm.
  • Heat broiler. Cut rounds out of cheese slices using a 2-inch round biscuit or cookie cutter. (You should get 2 rounds from each cheese slice; reserve scraps for other use.) Top each RITZ Cracker with 1 teaspoon of lightly packed beef mixture. Place a piece of jalapeno on each then top with a round of cheese. Set out on a roasting tray and broil for 1-2 min. until cheese has melted and is bubbly.
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