Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Taco Ring

Have I got the best recipe to share with you today?!?!

This is our all time favorite at my house. The hubs asks for it every week. And I'm always happy to oblige since we have Taco Tuesday every week. Yes we are that family..the ones who have theme nights. But only on Tuesdays, and only does that really count?

I'm not kidding when I tell you this is easy, fast, & so stinkin delish!

Here's what ya need:

*1 pound ground beef
*1 pkg taco seasoning mix
*1 cup shredded taco blend cheese
(or more if you are like me and like cheese)
*2 tsp. water
*2 pkgs refrigerated crecent rolls
(and you should get the same kind, not butter flake & original like I did. But these were what was in my fridge, so they had to work)
*sour cream
*taco sauce or salsa
*tomato, peppers, or onions (if you're into those veggies)

Here's how ya make it:

Cook your meat. Make sure it is fully cooked. Drain the grease.

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.

In a bowl, mix taco seasoning mix, water, cheese, & cooked meat.
Stir, stir, stir until the cheese is a bit melted.

Open the crescent rolls and seperate. Begin laying them onto a baking stone.
I have a pampered chef stone that I love, love, love. But any stone will work.

When you are done laying out both packages of crescent rolls, it should look like this. No need to make it perfect (as you will see in my photos below that I clearly do not)

Begin scooping your meat mixture onto the crescent rolls. I use a cookie scooper to do this. It gives the perfect amount. Then I just go back and fill in where it is not full. Don't worry if some falls into the middle.

Fold points of the triangles over the meat filling and tuck under the base. This is where you can squeeze all the meat that fell into the middle into the tucked triangles.

Toss it in the oven. (for baby and me) (no, not funny...ok)

After 20-25 minutes it should be golden brown and that's when you know it's done.
Notice how half is real tight and half is real loose. The butter flake crescents are the ones that are real loose. Guess I know now to buy the original crescents!

How heavenly does that look? Perfect color!

I slice mine with a pizza slicer. It produces the perfect serving size. (or 2 if you are a piggy like me)

Put a dollop of sour cream, sprinkle some cheese, then cover with taco sauce. I usually use lettuce too, but I forgot to prepare some and M was starvin marvin so we didn't use any.
My mom likes to add the tomatoes, peppers, & onions at this point too.

I'm promising this is a crowd pleaser. I make this for appetizers when I need to prepare something for a get together. I just slice them in smaller pieces and then put all the fixings out in bowls around them.

Oh my now I think I need to go warm this up for my lunch. Time for heaven in my mouth!


Teacher Tam said...

That looks so delicious. Thanks for sharing. I'm not sure they sell the crescent rolls here (I'm in Mexico), but it can't hurt to look for them. Thanks again! I love quick, easy dinners (I even post weekly menus on my blogwithquick meals).

Busy Bees said...

My family loves this too. I got this recipe at a Pampered Chef party. I forget to make it, but when I do they eat it up. I have never added the sour cream and salsa on top. I will have to try that.

Sarah said...

This looks super yummy!! Thanks for sharing this ;)

Anonymous said...

I am always looking for new recipes for Mexican food, so this is perfect. Can't wait to try it!

the rookie years said...

Stumbled on your blog today! I'm a new follower :) I'm going to have to try this recipe! I've seen it before and it looks so good! Thanks for sharing!

Liz said... won't be disapppointed when you try this! It will knock ya socks off it's so good! Let me know how yours turn out :)

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