Taco Ring (From Pampered Chef)
photo by Jonathan Melendez
- Ready In:
- 1 lb lean ground beef
- 1 (1 1/4 ounce) package taco seasoning mix
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (4 ounces)
- 2 tablespoons water
- 2 (8 ounce) packages refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
- 1 medium bell pepper
- 1 cup salsa
- 3 cups lettuce, shredded
- 1 medium tomatoes
- 1⁄4 cup onion, chopped (optional)
- 1⁄2 cup pitted ripe black olives (optional)
- sour cream (optional)
- Cook ground beef in large skillet over medium heat 7-9 minutes or until beef is no longer pink; drain.
- Remove pan from heat.
- Stir in taco seasoning mix, cheese and water.
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- Unroll crescent dough; separate into triangles.
- Arrange triangles in a circle on Classic Round Pizza Stone with wide ends overlapping in center and points toward outside. (There should be a 5 inch diameter opening in center.) I use my Pampered Chef pizza stone, but any flat round pan should work--perhaps even a pizza sheet, but I'd spray it with Pam before adding the crescent rolls.
- Scoop meat mixture evenly onto widest end of each triangles up over filling and tuck under wide ends of dough at center of ring. (Filling will not be completely covered).
- Bake at 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
- Shred lettuce and chop tomato, onion, olives, and bell pepper (if desired).
- If you want to do something fancy, scoop out a bell pepper and fill with salsa and put into center of ring.
- Add your toppings to top of ring and finish with more shredded cheese and sour cream.
- This is great with a salad.
The trickiest part was evenly spacing triangles on a round pizza pan. Hopefully sharing how I did it will save others time trying to figure it out themselves. Using the first roll, place triangles at noon, three, six and nine o'clock. Add the remaining four triangles evenly between the first four. Overlap the second roll of triangles between the first eight pieces and press the centers together to allow enough space for the meat mixture. I used Pam and it slid onto a serving plate without issue. We will make this again. The kids loved it! Thanks for sharing.
We loved the taco ring. I am constantly trying new & exciting things. I love to try new spices or old ones. I enjoy that flavors excite ones mind, soul & body especially the mouth. So when I make another taco ring or a ring with meat seasonings that I continue to try until I find what I believe to be a dish i can be extremely proud about I will send it to you with the pics. maybe Ill even send the pics as making if you decide to use on the page is entirely up to you.
I was gifted a package of ground venison meat by my brother in law, who is an avid hunter. I made this taco ring with his venison and he loved it. I did add a little pork sausage to the venison so it wasn’t overly dry as it could have been. The leftover venison and sausage went into a casserole served over corn chips with more salsa and cheese on top.
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