Taco Ring is one of Dave's special recipes he's been making since we started dating (well, he made it long before that, but you know what I mean). If you know me, you know I love Mexican food the most...it's always my first choice when eating out! Taco Ring always been one of my favorite dinners...really simple and very filling. If it's just the two of you, like it is us, it lasts for days! If you have a whole family, this should be the perfect size for everyone.
It's evolved a tiny bit over the years, once I became a pescatarian we switched from beef to crumbles, but we don't miss the real thing one bit! The beauty of this recipe is once you have tried it a few times, you can always mix up the spices if you'd like or make it spicier than the time before. Or if you prefer beef over the substitute, that's fine too. It's totally up to you! The ingredients listed below are the ones we use 99% of the time, with a few extras, in case you're feeling adventurous. ;)
½ Large Onion
1 Bag of Quorn Crumbles (or 1lb organic grass fed beef if you're not vegetarian)
Grated Cheese (optional)
2 Cans of Immaculate Crescent Rolls (they have the best ingredients we’ve found)
Kalamata Olives (optional)
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While your pan is heating up, dice your onion, but leave a little bit to top the taco ring, if you’d like. Cook quorn crumbles (or beef) on the stove with the diced onion. Add in chili powder, cayenne, and garlic salt to taste as it’s cooking. Mix in cheese, as much as you'd like (it doesn't need much) and let it melt as the crumbles/beef finish cooking.
Once the crumbles are finished, on a round baking sheet, lay each crescent flat and make a circle with them, overlapping as you go. Add crumbles/beef in a ring in the center. Roll the crescent edges around and pinch to close.
We don’t always do this, but to make it a bit prettier, we added grated cheese, kalamata olives (which I thought was weird with taco ingredients, but it was sooo good!), and a few onion slices. Bake as your crescent package states, sometimes it takes a bit longer, just keep an eye on it and once it’s a bit golden brown on top it should be finished.
Enjoy! If you try this recipe, I want to see your creations! Tag me and use the #mallorieowensrecipe hashtag, Dave and I would love to see one of our favorite recipes being enjoyed by others.
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