Thursday, November 8, 2007

The Taco Ring

This week I've been hitting the gym after work and trying to stay with it so the holiday season is not the end of me. This means making quick, easy weeknight meals that last more than one night, it also means only doing my sinful baking on the weekends :)

The Taco Ring is something I had for the first time at my husband's parents place, and it totally rocked my world! Nate's mom BRILLIANT in the kitchen (that's where he gets his skills) and everything she makes is awesome, this being no exception. Taco Ring is a very simple and SUPER delicious meal that I will be making again for sure. I have never made something like this and thankfully Nate helped so it did come out pretty good, I think it will be even prettier the next time I make it.

Taco Ring

2 pkgs Crescent Rolls (get the extra large if you can find them)
1 lb ground beef, browned and seasoned with 1/2 packet of taco seasoning & hot sauce to taste
1/2 chopped sweet onion
small can of sliced black olives
1 can of fat free refried beans
Shredded Cheddar Cheese

Sour cream and salsa for serving

Foil a cookie sheet and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Lay the crescent rolls out like this: (sorry for the dark pics, stupid daylight savings time!)

Big ends inward, small points outward, like a sunshine :)
Then add the beans, browned (seasoned) meat, onions, olives & cheese.

Then fold the points up and into the center (I had one package extra large crescents and one package "normal" size crescents- I'm a great label reader, hence the gappage, next time I'll get 2 packages of the extra large)

Bake at 375 for 15 minutes or until golden brown, let cool 5-10 minutes before serving.


MrsPresley said...

what a great idea! i am always looking for new "stuffings" to put inside crescent rolls and i love this! :) thanks for sharing!

SecretlyEloped said...

YUMMM!!! This looks GREAT!! I love how it is so easy!!