A Taco Ring


Last night Jordan and I made a taco ring for dinner. I found the recipe on this site (here's the recipe) and thought it sounded weird but easy. Since I was going for easy, I figured the added weird part was acceptable.

It turned out being super easy, quick, though albeit a little weird. Basically you cook ground beef, add taco seasoning, cheese, a little bit of water, and bake the mixture with a crescent roll on a baking stone.

After about 15 minutes of cooking, it came out looking like this:

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Jordan and I both ate our fill, and we plan to eat it for dinner tonight as well. However, we did make a few alterations. The recipe says to only use 1/2 lb. of meat, but we used a whole pound. Also, I used my awesome new Pampered Chef food chopper to cut up green pepper and onion, and we added that to the meat mixture.

I had sour cream and salsa, which we put on top once it was out of the oven. Seriously delicious, although the crescent roll taste took a few bites to get used to. I wouldn't recommend you but the buttery rolls; just use original.

Overall, I would recommend the taco ring, and I will definitely be making this again at some point.

In other news, tomorrow Hannah is throwing me a bridal shower (yay!) and my mom is driving up from Texas so we can finalize wedding details. I'm still working on the wedding slideshow.

Also, due to a recommendation from my good friend Audra, yesterday I stopped by the library and reserved Laura Hillenbrand's WWII story Unbroken, so I hope to be reading that in a few weeks. Then we'll see if it's really as good as she claims. Until then, I'm rereading The Hobbit. I forgot how enjoyable Tolkien is.

{And in the interest of full disclosure, I went tanning again yesterday after work.}
Lauren said...

I feel confused by the taco wheel... Hungry & confused. haha I feel like I'd need to see a 'before' picture to understand.

Anonymous said...

How do you even go about eating something like that? I am imagining you and Jordan doing a Lady-and-the-Tramp spaghetti-style mutual picking-it-up sharing thing. So appropriate and symbolic. If you ate it any other way than I have just described, I don't want to know.

Also, I like the tinyfont confession. I do not like WHAT you have confessed. Just that you did it in tinyfont. :)


PS can't wait to hear what you think about unbroken!

Amanda said...

Lauren, next time I make it, I'll try to remember to take some before pictures. It was a bit confusing.

Audra, I knew you wouldn't like the confession, but I had a feeling you would like the tiny font :) Also, we eat all our food like Lady and the Tramp.