Southwest Taco Ranch Bites

Southwest Taco Ranch Bites

Total Time: 01h 20m
Hands-on Time: 00h 20m
Makes: 8 - 10 servings

These light and flaky phyllo cups filled with kickin’ taco meat mixed with cheese and cooling ranch make for a deliciously satisfying appetizer or snack. Seasoning made easy with Simply Organic® Southwest Taco Simmer Sauce.

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  1. In a bowl, whisk together ranch dressing mix, mayonnaise and buttermilk. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown ground beef, breaking it up with a wooden spoon, until no longer pink. Add Simmer Sauce and continue cooking for 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in 1 cup cheese and 1/2 cup ranch dressing mixture. Let cook until cheese is melted.
  4. Arrange phyllo shells on a sheet pan. Spoon beef mixture into shells and top with remaining shredded cheese.
  5. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until cheese is melty.
  6. Serve warm, garnished with finely chopped cilantro and remaining ranch dressing for dipping.
  1. To shorten prep time on the day you want to enjoy these, make the ranch dressing a day or two ahead of time.
  2. For a milder version, use Simply Organic® Mild Taco Simmer Sauce.