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Barbecue Beef Taco Plate Recipe

Barbecue Beef Taco Plate Recipe

I prepared this hearty appetizer for 200 people at a cookout, and it was gone before I knew it! Everyone loved the barbecued ground beef, veggie and cheese combination. —Iola Egle Bella Vista, Arkansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min. YIELD:40 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 pounds ground turkey or beef
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  • 2 envelopes taco seasoning
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 2 envelopes ranch salad dressing mix
  • 4 cans (4 ounces each) chopped green chilies, drained
  • 1 cup chopped green onions
  • 3 to 4 cups shredded romaine
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 2 to 3 cups honey barbecue sauce
  • 2 to 3 packages (13-1/2 ounces each) tortilla chips

Directions

  • 1. In a Dutch oven, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in taco seasoning and water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes.
  • 2. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, milk and dressing mixes until blended. Spread over two 14-in. plates. Layer with the beef mixture, chilies, onions, romaine, cheese and tomatoes. Drizzle with barbecue sauce.
  • 3. Arrange some tortilla chips around the edge; serve with remaining chips. Yield: 2 plates (20 servings each).

Wine Pairings

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.