Always popular at parties, this tasty taco spread has real character and is ready
in only 15 minutes.
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
2 teaspoons Old El Paso™ taco seasoningmix (from 1-ounce package)
1/2 cup Old El Paso™ Thick 'n Chunky salsa
1/4 cup sliced ripe olives
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 ounces)
1 cup Old El Paso™ refried beans (from 16-ounce can)
1 cup chopped lettuce
2 cherry tomatoes
Triangular-shaped tortilla chips (about 3 inch)
In small bowl, mix cream cheese and taco seasoning mix until smooth. Spread
on 10-inch plate. Spoon salsa evenly over cream cheese mixture. Reserve 4 olive
slices; sprinkle remaining olives over salsa. Reserve 1/4 cup cheese; sprinkle
remaining cheese over olives. Spoon beans in center of plate; spread to 6-inch
circle to resemble head of scarecrow. Sprinkle lettuce around beans.
Cut 1 tomato in half; place each half on scarecrow, cut side up, to resemble
eyes. Add remaining tomato to resemble nose. Place 1 reserved olive slice on
each “eye” to resemble pupil. Cut the remaining olive slices in half
and arrange the pieces to resemble mouth.
Arrange tortilla chips to resemble a hat on the scarecrow’s head. Arrange
the reserved cheese to come out from under the hat and at the bottom of the
face to resemble straw.