There is a huge brand out there that came out with this Taco Crescent Ring at least 15 years ago. Well I am still making it but I have my version. It is easy and looks fancy plus both Mr.Picky and the kids eat it up with smiles on their faces. It is not by any means healthy or by scratch.
I happen to have bought a box of 5 cans of crescent rolls as a treat to create what I felt necessary. This is not a usual purchase and I know they are loaded with all kinds of junk. Sometimes my stomach feels the need to eat some junk and doesn’t care what my brain or body want.
I was in need of a quick dinner and had everything on hand. So this recipe was prepared once again to everyone’s satisfaction. I thawed the meat from the freezer and the rest of the ingredients are usually on hand.
- 2 tubes of crescent rolls
- 1 lb. ground beef or turkey
- 1/2 cup onion, chopped
- 1 (16 oz.) can of refried beans (black or pinto)
- 1 recipe of my taco seasoning or a taco seasoning packet
- 2 cups cheddar cheese or mexican cheese blend
- 1/2 cup water
- tomatoes, diced
- sour cream
- lettuce, shredded
Brown ground beef and onion in a skillet and drain any extra fat.
Add in water, taco seasoning, and refried beans. Stir and heat until combined. Set aside to cool slightly.
On a circular baking pan or baking stone spread the crescent rolls evenly in a sun shape. Leave a circle about 6 inches wide in the center and have the pointed end face out, overlap here needed.
I will sometimes roll or press the rolls together to get a good base for the filling if needed.
Spread the meat mixture around the circle evenly allowing about 1/2″ of room near the edge of the inner circle.
Sprinkle with the cheese.
Starting anywhere began folding the pointed edge of the outside triangle into the center. Slight press or tuck under the inner circle to hold the filling together. Not all of the filling will be covered and that is the pretty part.
Bake in a preheated oven at 375 degrees for about 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
Serve with tomatoes, sour cream, lettuce, salsa, and olives to top each slice.