Something fast, easy and different!

Are you looking for something (1) fast, (2) easy, and (3) different? Well, here it is. It is a takeoff of an old favorite--but with a twist. While you are getting the meat portion ready, your family can step in and cut up the veggies and toppings. Its a win-win!

Barbecue Taco Platter

Bring to a boil and simmer 15 minutes:
1 lb ground beef, cooked and drained
1/2 pkg taco seasoning
1/4 cup water

Mix the following and spread on a plate. Top with ground beef mixture from above and also any of the toppings listed below. Drizzle with barbecue sauce and serve with chips.
1-8 oz cream cheese softened
1/2 envelope ranch salad dressing mix
1/4 cup milk

Additional toppings:
Chopped green chilies
Green onions, chopped

As a variation, cook up a plain pizza crust or Pillsberry Crescent roll dough (as a flat rectangle). Spread it all on the cooked crust and have a yummy dinner--your family is sure to ask for more!!!