March 26, 2012

Taco Ring on a Pizza Stone

Image from Taste of Home
Although I'm not a home party person, I've been wrangled into attending a couple in my time (although fewer than the average woman I bet! Ha).  About ten years ago I agreed to go to a friends Pampered Chef party and she served the Southwestern Chicken version of this ring-dish.  It was really delicious and easy to make and I truly liked it - although we've only had it once or twice since then because I never have store bought crescent rolls on hand.

This is the same idea, but it's the Taco Ring version.  When I made this I didn't take a picture so I had to find one online.  Sorry about that!  But I wanted to show you what it looks like.

Use taco meat as the filling and filling typical taco toppings.  It is a spin on 'taco pizza' and is quite good, although a bit messy to serve.  You can also replace the ground beef with cooked and shredded or diced chicken.  Remember, I always say to use a recipe as a guide or an idea and then play with your food! 

Taco Ring

1 lb. ground beef
1 package dry taco seasoning mix
2 T water
1 c shredded cheddar cheese
2 8-oz cans refrigerated crescent rolls
1 green bell pepper, diced
1 c salsa
3 - 4 c lettuce, shredded
1 tomato, diced
1/4 - 1/3 c chopped onion
1 - 4 oz. can sliced black olives
sour cream and guacamole

Brown and drain the ground beef, add taco seasoning mix and water.  Simmer about 5 minutes.  Unroll the crescent dough; separate into triangles. Arrange triangles in a circle on a pizza pan with the wide ends toward the center of the pan, overlapping each other and the ends pointing out like the rays of the sun.

Spoon the meat mixture evenly onto widest end of each triangle. Bring points of triangles up over filling and tuck under wide ends of dough.  Bake 18-22 minutes or until golden brown.  To the open circle center of the ring place the rest of the ingredients;  lettuce, cheese, diced green pepper, tomato, olives and onions. Top with sour cream and guacamole or serve it along side for people to add their own.Print Friendly and PDF