Friday, February 24, 2012

Taco Ring

Looking for a quick, easy and fun dinner for the whole family?  Look no further!  I first had this back in college when my roommate showed me how to make it.  Thanks Kerry! I have since added my own little touches at the end.
What you'll need:
2 cans of croissant rolls
approx 1 lb of ground meat (i used turkey here)
1 pkg of taco season or your preferred taco seasoning
any additional sides.  lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, guacamole, etc.

 first take your rolls and spread them out in a circle like so.  I used a pizza pan b/c it helps me get the circle shape.  make sure the edges of the rolls over a lap a good bit to give you enough width to hold the meat. if you don't have a round pan a rectangle pan works just fine, you'll just have to shape the circle yourself.  next brown your meat and add the seasoning as directed on the packet.  spoon your seasoned meat onto your rolls.
 as you can see i didn't plan a head very well when i spread the rolls out and the ends fell over the edge of the counter. :)  oops!
 next fold the ends of the rolls over the meat and into the center of the ring.  
 bake the ring according the baking directions for the rolls.  the meat is already cooked so you don't have to worry about how long that cooks.  just gotta get the rolls nice and flaky!
 voila! a nice golden brown taco ring.  In the picture above, i had added the cheese to the meat mixture before baking.  you can add it there or as you'll see in the next picture you can add it later.  here's where the fun part comes in...
add all your favorite fixings to the middle of the ring. here i made a taco salad with shredded lettuce chopped tomatoes and shredded cheese.  you can really do anything here like rice or guacamole.    my family loves this meal.  we set the plate in the middle of the table and dig in.  even the little one tears into the lettuce and tomatoes!  Hope you enjoy!

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  1. This looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing. I found you through the linky party.

  2. Wow what a great idea! I'll definitely give it a try.