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Taco Crescent Ring

taco crescent ring Entree
Taco Crescent Ring
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Ingredients 6
  • Servings 8

It's no mistake that this genius taco crescent ring is one of the all time, most popular recipes on Pillsbury.com. It's easy, beefy, cheesy and comes loaded with all the best taco toppings. And did we mention how fun it is to make? MORE+ LESS-

October 25, 2018
Pillsbury Crescents
Make with
Pillsbury Crescents

Ingredients

1
lb ground beef
1
package (1 oz) Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix
1/2
cup water
1
cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 oz)
2
cans (8 oz each) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
Shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, sliced ripe olives, taco sauce or salsa, as desired

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. In 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook beef until no longer pink. Add taco seasoning mix and 1/2 cup water. Simmer 3 to 4 minutes or until slightly thickened. In medium bowl, mix beef mixture and cheese.
  • 2
    Unroll both cans of dough; separate into 16 triangles. On ungreased large cookie sheet, arrange triangles in ring so short sides of triangles form a 5-inch circle in center. Dough will overlap. Dough ring should look like the sun.
  • 3
    Spoon beef mixture on the half of each triangle closest to center of ring.
  • 4
    Bring each dough triangle up over filling, tucking dough under bottom layer of dough to secure it. Repeat around ring until entire filling is enclosed (some filling might show a little).
  • 5
    Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until dough is golden brown and thoroughly baked. Cool 5 to 10 minutes before cutting into serving slices.

Expert Tips

  • Don’t be afraid of making this dough-wrapped pastry ring. Just work quickly as you arrange the crescent triangles in a ring on the largest flat baking sheet you have (if you only have smaller baking sheets you can overlap two of them and wrap them together with foil). Placing a glass or metal bowl that is 5-inches in diameter on the baking sheet to help guide you as you create the ring of dough.
  • Be sure that the meat filling is cooked and cooled a little when you begin laying the pastry dough out. Spoon the filling in an even mound that surrounds the center opening, so there’s plenty of dough to wrap up and over it. Use a small metal spatula or table knife to help tuck the dough in.
  • For a nice glossy finish to the dough, brush it with an egg beaten with a spoonful of water before sliding it into the oven.
  • Make a taco-style salad to serve with the crescent ring. Toss shredded Romaine lettuce, halved cherry tomatoes, chunks of avocado, and sliced radishes. Make a creamy dressing by stirring some red or green spicy taco sauce into some plain ranch dressing to drizzle over top.
  • Don't care for ground beef? Substitute chicken instead.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
360
Calories from Fat
190
% Daily Value
Total Fat
21g
32%
Saturated Fat
9g
47%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
50mg
17%
Sodium
810mg
34%
Potassium
120mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
26g
9%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
6g
Protein
17g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • Taco night will never be the same again! If you’re wondering how ground beef, crescent rolls and taco seasonings can combine to make such an impressive presentation, this top-rated Pillsbury recipe makes it easy for you. While the finished crescent roll taco ring looks like a dish that requires lots of time and expert-level skill, the secret is that it’s easy as can be to pull together, thanks to Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dinner rolls. Plus, it’s customizable to your family’s taste. Feel free to swap in chicken, ground turkey or meat substitute for ground beef. Then top the finished beef taco ring with lettuce, tomatoes, avocados, olives and any of your favorite taco toppings. Keep some bowls of salsa on hand for those who love to dip their slices in something spicy. Obviously, we're all fans of tacos. How about trying enchiladas next? They’re not as hard to make as they look, thanks to our easy how to make enchiladas article.

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