"Taco about" a taco ring
... funny name, but trust us, this is a winner! With March Madness in full swing, it's the perfect time of year to whip up this recipe. It takes less than 45 minutes to get this dish on the table. That's enough time to prep, watch the big game and enjoy this dish (and a second helping during halftime). Always be prepared!
This taco ring would be great for parties and tailgates, since utensils are optional. You can pick up the pieces with your hands. Why does that sound like an Alanis Morissette song?! Anyway, people of all ages will also enjoy making this dish their own with yummy toppings. Who doesn't love a little creativity?! If you prefer spicier foods, you can add hot sauce (during cooking or at the toppings bar) or increase spices in the taco mixture.
To make it a fiesta, we served ours with fresh salsa, guac and tortilla chips, but rice and/or beans would make great sides, too. Coronas are optional, but we highly recommend during the stress that is bracketology. As they say, "Win or lose, we booze!"
Natalie & Ashley
1.5 lbs ground beef
1 package taco seasoning mix
2 cups shredded cheese
2 tablespoons water
2 (8 ounce) packages crescent rolls
3 cups shredded lettuce
1 medium tomato
1/2 cup chopped onion (optional)
1/2 cup black olives (optional)
sour cream (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Brown ground beef; drain, return to skillet. Add taco seasoning and water. Stir until mixed well. Remove from heat, stir in cheese. Unroll crescent dough; separate into triangles. Arrange triangles in a circle on round baking stone or pizza pan, the wide ends overlapping in center and points toward outside. There should be a 5-inch diameter opening in the center of stone. Scoop meat mixture onto widest end of each triangle. Bring points of triangles up over filling and tuck under wide ends of dough at center of ring. Filling will not be completely covered. Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool and garnish with toppings. This is great served with Ro-Tel cheese dip!