All the taste of those fast-food superburgers, but half the price!
Not being a fan of taco flavoring, I do these with other fillings. I’ve done chicken and broccoli and pizza too…I’ll get around to posting those in the future. Also did this for breakfast too with eggs, sausage & bacon! Very versatile.
|Think outside the taco ring|
You can skimp and use 1 roll of crescents–you’ll show a lot of filling, but sometimes that’s not all that bad, and if you use the larger crescents, 1 roll will do you.
These rings also are good for buffet-type parties. Sliced more thinly, they double as an appetizer as well.
I served this with a cheese sauce. I made my own but if you don’t want to fuss, microwaved Cheez Wiz will do in a pinch.
When I first made one of these, I have to admit I found the directions that were written a bit confusing as to how to form the ring. I found an absolutely great video on YouTube that demonstrated how to do it and the woman also gives you a recipe for a taco ring. Here it is:
- 2 pkgs crescent roll dough
- 1 lb lean ground beef
- ½ cup ketchup
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 tbs pickle relish (optional)
- 1 egg yolk or egg white beaten
- cheese sauce:
- 4 oz Velveeta
- 1 tbs butter
- ¼ cup milk or cream
- Brown ground beef in a heavy skillet over medium heat; drain.
- Reduce heat and add ketchup, onion and pickle relish if using. Heat through. Remove from heat.
- Add shredded cheese and stir until cheese melts and mixture will hold together. Cool slightly.
- Cover a 12-inch pizza pan or similar-sized round baking dish with aluminum foil.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Open and unroll crescent dough, laying out as in video on prepared baking pan.
- Distribute ground beef mixture evenly over the solid part of the ring formed by the large end of the triangles, leaving about ¼-inch of just dough on the inside circle to anchor points of triangle on (see video, it's hard to put into words)
- Pull points of each triangle over the meat mixture, sealing on the bare part of the inner circle in the center.
- Brush ring with egg yolk/egg white.
- Bake at 350 degrees F for 25-30 minutes, or until crescent dough is golden brown.
- For cheese sauce:
- Cut Velveeta into 1-inch cubes and place in a small bowl. Add the butter, cover and microwave for 1 minute on HIGH. Remove and stir. Add cream and stir. Microwave for 20 seconds on HIGH, remove and stir until well blended.
- Serves 4