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Taco Crescent Cups

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  • 20 min prep time
  • 45 min total time
  • 5 ingredients
  • 8 servings
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This fresh and easy take on tacos is sure to add a new element of excitement around taco night for you and your family.

Ingredients

1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1
package (1 oz) Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix
2/3
cup water
1
can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dough sheet
Shredded Cheddar cheese, shredded lettuce and chopped tomato, as desired

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 8 regular-size muffin cups with cooking spray.
  • 2 In 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until no longer pink; drain. Add taco seasoning mix and water; cook 3 to 5 minutes or until sauce is slightly thickened. Remove from heat; cool slightly.
  • 3 On large cutting board, unroll dough sheet; cut into 8 squares with sharp knife or pizza cutter. Line each muffin cup by pressing 1 dough square in bottom and up side of cup. Divide taco meat mixture evenly among dough-lined cups, about 1/4 cup each.
  • 4 Bake 14 to 18 minutes or until dough is deep golden brown and filling is heated through. Cool in pan 5 minutes; using metal spatula, run around edge of each muffin cup to remove from pan. Serve with traditional taco toppings (cheese, lettuce and tomatoes).
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 8 regular-size muffin cups with cooking spray.
  • 2 In 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until no longer pink; drain. Add taco seasoning mix and water; cook 3 to 5 minutes or until sauce is slightly thickened. Remove from heat; cool slightly.
  • 3 On large cutting board, unroll dough sheet; cut into 8 squares with sharp knife or pizza cutter. Line each muffin cup by pressing 1 dough square in bottom and up side of cup. Divide taco meat mixture evenly among dough-lined cups, about 1/4 cup each.
  • 4 Bake 14 to 18 minutes or until dough is deep golden brown and filling is heated through. Cool in pan 5 minutes; using metal spatula, run around edge of each muffin cup to remove from pan. Serve with traditional taco toppings (cheese, lettuce and tomatoes).

Expert Tips

Recipe can be prepped up to 2 hours ahead of time. Just refrigerate until ready to bake. You may need to add up to 5 minutes extra bake time with this method.

Salsa is a nice accompaniment to this recipe.

1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury refrigerated crescent dinner rolls can be substituted for the dough sheet in this recipe. If using dinner rolls, pinch seams and perforations to seal and cut into 8 squares with sharp knife or pizza cutter. Line each muffin cup by pressing 1 dough square in bottom and up side of cup.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
358.9
Calories from Fat
90
% Daily Value
Total Fat
25.9g
40%
Saturated Fat
11.7g
59%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
68.8mg
23%
Sodium
431.2mg
18%
Total Carbohydrate
12.5g
4%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
3.1g
Protein
18.5g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
8.40%
8%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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