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Barbecue Beef Taco Plate

 Barbecue Beef Taco Plate
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
40 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 4 pounds ground beef
  • 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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Arrange some tortilla chips around the edge; serve with remaining
  • chips. Yield: 2 plates (20 servings each).

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Wine: Sweet Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.