Baking, Beef, Cheesy, Cooking, Fun

Week 41: Taco Crescent Ring

This week my boyfriend proposed to me. Since he gave me a ring, I gave him the next best thing… a TACO RING! This was a fun twist on our traditional Taco Tuesday, and it did not disappoint!

Not only was this such a fun dinner to make, but it was really easy and super delicious. I used this recipe to design the ring, but the rest is one of my own recipes!!

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Here are the ingredients you will need!

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Make the Taco Meat

  1. First mix together the dry ingredients of  the Taco Seasoning, and set it aside.
  2. Dice and sauté the red onion for about 2 minutes on medium heat in a little olive oil.
  3. Throw the meat in with the onions and mix together until the beef is fully cooked. I made 1 lb of ground beef since that was the size of the package I had. Just save the left over meat and make a taco salad for the next day!
  4. Once the meat is cooked, throw in the dry taco seasoning and add the 2 Tbsp of olive oil. Mix until everything is fully coated and then turn the heat on low.

 

Make the Taco Ring

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. On a greased baking sheet lay out the crescent rolls. The short ends should overlap, and the long should go out towards the edge of your pan and your ring should look like a sun. You should use all 16 pieces. I didn’t make my ring wide enough, so I made a second layer on top of the first layer.IMG_2232.JPG
  3. Using my hands, I flattened the dough together around the ring, so my meat would stay in place when I added it.
  4. Place a hefty layer of beef around the center of the ring and then sprinkle your shredded cheese on top. ** My beef was a little juicy and I may have used too much, but I wanted the ratios to be equal rather than too much dough to meat!**IMG_2234
  5. Next take the long ends and pull them over the beef, so they connect to the inside of the circle. You want some of the filling to show though.img_2239.jpg
  6. Once your Ring is complete, you can adjust it a little to make it more symmetrical, I didn’t realize this until it was baked so I have a slightly wonky ring.
  7. After all your adjustments, place it in the oven for 20-25 minutes. Once it is done, it should look golden brown… and you should be drooling a little. Okay maybe just me!IMG_2249
  8. Take a knife and cut along the edges of each crescent roll.
  9. Fill the center of your ring with your shredded lettuce and tomato. Add a side of Guacamole, Sour Cream and/or Salsa and it is ready to be served!

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We scarfed this dinner down! The buttery crescent rolls paired perfectly with the taco spices and the fresh tomatoes, lettuce and guacamole!

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Seriously yum! This was a great dinner dish, but would also be perfect for a party or sporting event!

-R-

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