Thursday, July 8, 2010

Taco Ring!

This is so awesome!  My husband saw this recipe in a magazine.  It had a picture, so he showed me and thought I'd like to make it.  =D
I'd also seen it awhile back at A Joyful Chaos.  
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 package (1.25 oz) taco seasoning mix
  • 1 c. (4 oz) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 T. water* (I omitted - see explanation below)
  • 2 8-oz packages refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 1 medium green bell pepper (optional)
  • 1 c. salsa (optional)
  • 3 c. lettuce, shredded (we used more -- ¾ a head)
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • ¼ c. onion, chopped
  • ½ c. pitted ripe olives (very optional! blech)
  • sour cream
►Preheat oven to 375°.  Brown the ground beef, then drain.  The directions say to add in the taco seasoning mix, cheese, and 2 T. water.
Instead, I cooked the beef and seasoning in the pan according to the taco seasoning directions, and since it was still moist from the water called for on the package, I omitted the 2T. water.  I added the cheese, and stirred to get it melted.  The cheese sort of helps hold the meat together.
►Unroll the crescent dough; separate into triangles.  Arrange triangles in a circle on a pizza pan with the wide ends toward the center of the pan, overlapping each other.  It will look like a large sun with the points hanging half off the pan. 
There should be a 5 or 6 inch opening in the center.  Spoon the meat mixture evenly onto widest end of each triangle.  Bring points of triangles up over filling and tuck under wide ends of dough.  (Filling will not be completely covered).  Bake 18-22 minutes or until golden brown.
(I didn't do this next part -- I just made more salad to put into the center.)
►Cut off the top of the bell pepper.  Discard top, membrane, and seeds.  Fill pepper with the salsa.
►Shred lettuce, and dice tomato and onions.  Slice the olives.  Place the bell pepper in the center of the taco ring, and arrange other salad items around the green pepper.
Click here for the picture that was in the magazine - it has the green pepper.  (ahem!  I think my pic was better.  =)
I didn't have an extra pan (that wasn't hot) to slide the taco ring onto, so I placed a saucer in the ring before adding the salad items, so they wouldn't get too hot.  Add more cheese if you like.  Top each serving with sour cream.
I did at least try 2 slices of olive. Still blech.


Dawn said...


Hey it's Dawn Boatright Starkey. Thought I would tell you that if you liked this ring, Pampered Chef has a gazillion different one's to try. Just changing the fillings. One of my fav's is the cheeseburger ring and the chicken enchilada ring. If you are interested I will send them to you! Take care!


Marty said...

Yes, Dawn! Please do -- they both sound delicious!

A friend gave me the recipe for a chicken/broccoli ring.
I can't wait to make it!

Our family said...

Marty, I can't wait to make this taco ring, looks so good!

Marty said...

Email me a picture when you do! =)

Jenileigh said...

I think I posted in the wrong section. I can't wait to try the Taco Ring!

Anonymous said...

Can you post some or give links??

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for posting this recipe along with a photo. I found your page after searching a recipe for something to bring to a get together next week. This looks perfect! :)

Marty said...

You're welcome!