Do you ever get tired of the same old taco night? Want a fun twist on your classic taco recipe? Look no further than my version of the Taco Ring! This mouth-watering dish combines all your favorite taco ingredients into a beautifully presented crescent ring that will have everyone at your dinner table begging for more.
But don’t just take my word for it, try out this recipe for yourself and see why it has become a crowd-pleaser among my family and friends. With its delicious blend of lean ground beef, taco seasoning mix, refried beans, and melted shredded cheddar cheese, this Taco Ring is sure to satisfy even the pickiest eaters.
Plus, not only is it tasty, but it’s also easy to make. With its straightforward instructions and simple ingredients, even amateur chefs can whip up this dish with ease. Give it a try and impress your guests with your newfound culinary skills.
So why settle for boring tacos when you can elevate your taco night with this delectable Taco Ring? Get ready to tantalize your taste buds and impress your loved ones with this flavorful and visually appealing dish.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Are you looking for a new and exciting twist on the classic taco? Look no further than my version of the Taco Ring! This recipe takes all of the classic ingredients you love – lean ground beef, taco seasoning, shredded cheese, and more – and combines them in a unique and visually stunning presentation.
Not only is this taco ring tasty, it is also incredibly easy to make. With just a few simple ingredients like Pillsbury Crescent Rolls and refried beans, both beginners and experienced cooks can whip up this dish in no time. Plus, it’s customizable! Substitute the ground beef for venison taco meat or switch up the cheeses to create your own personalized version.
And let’s not forget about the presentation – this dish is bound to have jaws dropping at any dinner party or family gathering. The ring shape makes it easy to serve buffet style and it pairs perfectly with all your favorite toppings like sour cream, salsa, tomatoes, lettuce, or any other toppings that you love on tacos.
Overall, my Taco Ring recipe is a crowd pleaser that everyone will be sure to love. Whether you’re cooking for your family or entertaining guests, this dish is sure to impress. So why not give it a try tonight? Your taste buds (and Instagram feed) will thank you.
Here is a list of ingredients you will need to make this delicious Taco Ring:
- 1 lb. lean ground beef
- 1 package (1 oz.) taco seasoning mix
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 packages (8 oz. each) crescent rolls
- 1 can (8 oz.) refried beans, any variety
- 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup water
– Shredded lettuce
– Diced tomatoes
– Sour cream
Note that you can also substitute the ground beef for venison taco meat or use a variety of refried beans.
The Recipe How-To
Time to get cooking! Follow these steps to create your own delicious Taco Ring.
- 1 lb lean ground beef
- 1 package (1 oz) taco seasoning mix
- 2/3 cup water
- 1 can (4 oz) diced green chilies
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 packages crescent rolls (8 oz each)
- Salsa, lettuce, tomatoes, and sour cream for serving
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
In a large skillet over medium heat, brown the ground beef. Drain any excess fat.
Add the taco seasoning mix and water. Stir until well-mixed and let simmer for a couple of minutes.
Add the diced green chilies and cook until any remaining liquid has evaporated.
Mix in the shredded cheese until melted and fully incorporated into the taco meat mixture.
Unroll both packages of crescent rolls and separate into triangles. Arrange them in a circle on an ungreased baking sheet with the pointed ends facing outwards and the wide ends overlapping to form a ring.
Spoon the taco meat mixture onto the wide ends of the crescent rolls.
Fold the pointed end of each triangle over the filling mixture and tuck it under the wide edge of the crescent roll to join it together.
Bake for about 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Let cool for a few minutes before slicing into individual portions with a sharp bread knife.
Serve hot with salsa, lettuce, tomatoes, and sour cream on top or on the side.
Enjoy your delicious Taco Ring!
Substitutions and Variations
Let me begin by saying that this taco ring recipe is a true crowd-pleaser, and I’m confident that once you make it, you’ll have many requests to make it again. However, if you’re looking to mix things up, let me suggest some substitutions and variations that you can play around with.
Firstly, if you’re not a fan of ground beef, or simply want to try out a new kind of meat, you can switch out the beef for another protein source. Venison taco meat would be a great substitute if you prefer game meat. If you want to go in a different direction altogether, why not replace the beef with shredded chicken or even tofu for a vegetarian twist?
Secondly, while shredded cheddar cheese is the classic choice, there’s no reason why you couldn’t mix it up and try using other types of cheese, like Monterey Jack or Pepper Jack. Or why not sprinkle some feta or queso fresco over the top of the taco ring before baking? Get creative with your cheese choices!
Thirdly, in terms of the crescent rolls themselves, Pillsbury’s taco crescent rolls are what I use in my recipe version. But if you can’t find those at your local store, regular crescent rolls will work just as well. You could also use croissants for an extra flaky ring.
Finally, don’t forget about the array of toppings that can be used for serving. While this recipe already includes salsa, lettuce, tomatoes and sour cream toppings which adds color and completes its flavour profile perfectly; why not avoid these standard flavour profiles and try something new like guacamole or pico de gallo? Some eaters might enjoy additional toppings like jalapeño peppers or slices of avocado over theirs too!
Remember that this recipe is very adaptable so don’t be afraid to make additional improvements to fit your taste and cravings!
Serving and Pairing
Now that your Taco Ring is hot and ready to serve, it’s time to think about how to make the most of this delicious meal. The Taco Ring is a hearty recipe that will satisfy any cravings you have for Mexican food. The ring already has protein (from the lean ground beef), fiber (from the beans), and vegetables (from the lettuce and tomatoes), so all you need is a bit of sour cream, salsa, and guacamole on top, and you’ve got a well-rounded meal.
For a full-on fiesta, serve up some chips and guac or queso dip as an appetizer. If you’re feeling adventurous, try adding some crushed Fritos or Doritos on top of your Taco Ring before serving for an added crunch.
Pairing-wise, a cold beer or lemonade would be perfect for balancing out the spiciness of the dish. For those who prefer non-alcoholic drinks, iced tea or lemon water are also great options.
If you don’t finish all of your Taco Ring in one sitting (which is highly unlikely!), it makes for great leftovers. Simply refrigerate it in an airtight container and reheat it in the oven or microwave when ready to serve again.
Taco Ring can also be served at potlucks or game day parties. It’s easy to make ahead and transport, making it a crowd-pleaser wherever you go.
The possibilities for serving and pairing with Taco Ring are endless. Whether enjoyed with friends or by yourself while binge-watching your favorite show, this taco ring recipe promises to satisfy your cravings every time!
Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating
I know you’re a busy chef, and sometimes you want to enjoy your creations without having to start from scratch each time. That’s why I’ve got great news for you: this tasty Taco Ring can be made ahead of time! Simply assemble the dish, then cover it tightly with plastic wrap and store it in the fridge for up to two days before baking.
If you have leftovers or want to freeze the dish for later, here’s how to do it. First, allow the Taco Ring to cool to room temperature. Next, slice the ring into portions and store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days. If you want to freeze the leftover portions, place them in a freezer-safe container or bag and label with the date before placing them in the freezer. They’ll keep well for up to two months.
When it’s time to reheat your Taco Ring, there are a couple of methods you can use. If you’re reheating just one or two slices, simply pop them in the microwave and heat for about 30-45 seconds or until heated through. If you’re heating up a larger portion of the ring, preheat your oven to 350°F and bake for about 15-20 minutes or until heated through.
No matter how you choose to store or reheat your Taco Ring, one thing is for certain: it’s sure to be just as delicious as when it was first baked. So go ahead and make extra – you know you’ll thank yourself later!
Tips for Perfect Results
Now that you have your ingredients ready and your appetite is ready to be fulfilled, let’s dive into some tips to make this taco ring recipe turn out perfectly.
Firstly, I recommend using lean ground beef for this recipe. It will help in preventing a greasy taco ring and it’s also healthier for you. Secondly, ensure that the ground beef is fully cooked and browned before adding it to the crescent roll dough.
Another tip is to use a mixture of shredded cheeses. The combination of 8 oz. of shredded cheddar cheese and 4 oz. of cream cheese results in a tangy, flavorful twist on the traditional cheesy flavor profile.
When making the taco meat mixture, be sure to mix 1 package (or 4 tablespoons) of taco seasoning mix with 1 cup of water before adding it to the browned ground beef. This helps ensure an even distribution of the seasoning throughout the meat.
During baking, Pampered Chef Taco Crescent Ring suggests covering it with foil after half of the baking time has elapsed. This helps prevent overcooking while keeping everything warm as it finishes cooking.
Lastly, feel free to add or remove any toppings according to personal preferences. Some popular toppings include sour cream, salsa, chopped tomatoes or lettuce.
By following these tips, you are sure to achieve a perfect taco ring that’s delicious and satisfying every time.
In conclusion, the Taco Ring (My Version) recipe is a must-try for anyone who loves Mexican-inspired cuisine. With its delicious combination of beef, cheese, and crescent rolls, this dish is both filling and flavorful. You don’t need to be a professional chef to make this recipe – it’s easy and straightforward, even for beginner cooks!
If you’re looking for an easy way to spice up your weekly dinner routine or impress your guests at a potluck or dinner party, look no further than the Taco Ring. Moreover, if you’re trying to follow a strict diet plan or just want to enjoy the dish with more nutritional benefits, feel free to customize the recipe with your favorite healthy ingredients like using turkey meat or low-fat cheese.
So why not give it a try? Whether you’re a fan of traditional Mexican dishes or simply looking for an exciting new twist on your ordinary taco Tuesday, this recipe is guaranteed to satisfy your cravings. Make sure to follow our tips and recommendations for the best results and don’t forget to pair it with some fresh salsa, sour cream, lettuce and tomatoes. Trust me, after one bite of this delicious taco ring version recipe, you will never look at croissants the same way again!
Taco Ring (My Version) Recipe
- 2 (8 ounce) packages crescent rolls
- 1 (1 1/4 ounce) package taco seasoning
- 3/4 cup refried beans, any variety
- 1 lb lean ground beef
- 4 ounces cream cheese
- 2 tablespoons hot sauce
- 1/2 cup salsa, any variety
- lettuce, to serve (optional)
- tomatoes, to serve (optional)
- sour cream, to serve (optional)
- olive, to serve (optional)
- Unroll all crescent dough sections. place in a circle, on a baking sheet or stone, with the short ends facing in and the same direction overlapping by almost half. It will look like a fancy sun.
- Spread the refried beans around the circle and a little up each dough section if possible. Just make sure the layer is fairly thin. You may want to season the beans with salt at this point if they are very plain.
- Brown the groud beef. Add the taco seasoning and the cream cheese and mix thoroughly until the cheese melts then add the salsa and heat until some of the liquid evaporates. Add the hot sauce.
- Spoon the beef mixture over the refried beans. If you dare, add a little more hot sauce at this point!
- To close the circle, bring each point of each crescent roll section in to the center and tuck under the ring to secure. I use a metal spatula to make this step easier and to prevent messes.
- Bake the taco ring in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 30 minutes or until the crescent dough is golden brown. Serve with the optional fixings, if you like.
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