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Taco Ring Recipe

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Amber Danner
Added: Wednesday, January 21, 2009


1 lb. ground beef, cooked and drained
1 pkg. (1.25 oz.) taco seasoning mix
1 c. (4 oz.) shredded cheddar cheese
2 T. water
2 packages (8 oz.) refrigerated crescent roll dough
1 can refried beans
1 medium green pepper
1/2 head of lettuce, shredded
1 medium tomato, cubed
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 c. whole black olives, sliced
1 c. salsa
Sour cream

Preheat oven to 375. Combine cooked meat, taco seasoning, cheese, beans, and water in a bowl. Arrange crescent triangles in a circle on baking stone or pan with bases overlapping in center and points to the outside. There should be a 5-inch diameter circle in center. Scoop meat mixture over crescent rolls. Fold points of triangles over filling and tuck under base at center. Filling will not be completely covered. Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. V-cut green pepper, shred lettuce and cube tomato, chop onion and slice olives. Place V-cut pepper in center of ring; fill with salsa. Mound lettuce, onion, tomato and olives around pepper. Garnish with sour cream. Cut and serve.




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