Saucy Beef Appetizers
This recipe for the saucy beef appetizers is so easy that you’ll have your hungry hordes munching away in no time. Saucy beef is nestled in phyllo cups and topped with mini mozzarella cheese pearls, making these the perfect game day appetizer.
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Whenever I’m trying to get ready for a game day gathering, I know that I want quick and easy appetizers. But I don’t want to serve just boring chips and dip, or chips and salsa! No, I want the appetizers to stand out as so delicious that others will clamor for my recipe.
I’m funny like that. You might say, competitive! I want to serve The Best Appetizers.
That’s where RAGÚ® comes in. I decided to make two different game day recipes, utilizing the brand’s delicious sauces. This recipe features the RAGÚ® Old World Style Traditional spaghetti sauce. It’s my go-to sauce when I need fast, easy AND delicious. I trust the RAGÚ brand to always be vibrant in flavor, scrumptious and steeped in tradition.
So, without further ado, let me show you how easy it is to use RAGÚ in your next appetizer-frenzied game day extravaganza. To find more recipes using this lovely sauce, go to their website..
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How to make this appetizer
I wanted to showcase two of RAGÚ sauces. Like I said, I’m using the red sauce in this recipe.
I will feature the cheddar sauce in a special post all its own here.
Get a sauté pan, jelly roll pan and gather the ingredients – sauce, ground beef and pearl mozzarella.
Heat a sauté pan or cast iron pan on medium and add olive oil.
Once that heats up, add the beef and use a spatula to break it up.
Add cumin, oregano and salt. Mix and sauté for 5 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and pour around half the jar of RAGÚ sauce on the beef.
Take the phyllo cups out of the freezer and place them on a small jelly roll pan. With a teaspoon, spoon some of the saucy beef in each cup. You can definitely heap it.
I use a 1/2 pound of beef, so you are bound to have extra.
Add a mini pearl mozzarella ball and place one on each phyllo cup.
Bake for 7 – 8 minutes.
I plate them and can’t help myself, so I pick one up.
And take a bite.
You will love the combination of sauce, beef, mozzarella, and phyllo dough that make these cups such a treat to eat! They are sure to be a big hit at your next game day party.
I hope you enjoyed this saucy beef appetizers recipe!
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Saucy Beef Appetizers
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 pound grass-fed ground beef
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon oregano
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- dash of pepper
- 1/2 jar RAGÚ Old World Style Traditional® sauce
- mini pearl mozzarella balls
- 15 frozen phyllo cups
- Heat sauté pan on medium heat
- Add olive oil
- Add beef, cumin, oregano, salt and pepper and chop up beef into little pieces
- Add RAGÚ sauce and mix until combined
- Preheat oven to 350 F
- Spoon small amount of saucy beef in phyllo cups – you can heap it as it won’t spill out
- Add a mini pearl to each saucy beef cup, I press mine down a little
- Bake for 7 minutes