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Taco Ring

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This easy, delicious taco ring is filled with beef, cheese, and seasoning to make a yummy and quick appetizer or easy meal.
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  1. Taco Ring Ingredients
  2. How To Make This Taco Ring Recipe
  3. How to Serve
  4. Storage
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Our family is obsessed with this cheesy, homemade taco ring. A golden brown, flaky crescent pastry is filled with flavorful taco meat and plenty of cheese to create an easy appetizer or quick weeknight dinner.

overhead shot of Taco Ring with guacamole dip

Taco Ring Ingredients

You’ll need:

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 package taco seasoning
  • 2 cans refrigerated crescent roll dough
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Shredded Lettuce, optional topping
  • Guacamole, optional topping
  • Salsa, optional topping
  • Sour Cream, optional topping

PRO TIP:

It’s best to grate cheese at home as pre-shredded cheese tends to be coated with a preservative that prevents it from melting completely.

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

TOPPINGS: Add any of your favorite toppings in addition to the ones suggested. Black olives, tomatoes, jalapeños, or anything else you like to include in taco night offerings.

GROUND MEAT: Ground chicken, ground turkey, or ground pork would all work equally well in place of ground beef in this delicious recipe.

CHEESE: A Mexican cheese blend would offer a cheesy alternative to cheddar cheese in this tasty taco ring.

How To Make This Taco Ring Recipe

STEP ONE: In a large skillet, heat the olive oil.

STEP TWO: Add the ground beef and taco seasoning mix, and cook until the meat has browned. Remove from heat and set aside.

ground beef and taco seasoning cooked in a pot

STEP THREE: Preheat the oven to 375°F.

STEP FOUR: On an ungreased large baking sheet, arrange the crescent dough triangles in a ring, so the short sides of the triangles form a 6-inch circle in the center. The dough will overlap.

OUR RECIPE DEVELOPER SAYS

Placing a small bowl in the center of the dough ring would help you arrange the crescent roll triangles.

crescent dough arranged in a ring

STEP FIVE: Spoon the ground beef mixture over the wide section close to the center. Sprinkle the cheese on top.

ground beef spooned over the closed section

STEP SIX: Bring each dough triangle tip up over the cheese and ground beef filling, tucking it under the bottom layer of dough to secure it.

bring triangle up and over the filling and tucking it under the bottom layer

STEP SEVEN: Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until the ring turns golden brown.

PRO TIP:

Oven temperatures vary and may need to be recalibrated periodically to ensure they are accurate. Make sure to check your taco ring at the lower end of the recommended baking time.

baked Taco Ring until golden brown

STEP EIGHT: Allow the taco ring to cool for 5 minutes before slicing.

STEP NINE: Place a bowl of guacamole and salsa in the center of the ring for dipping.

STEP TEN: Garnish with shredded lettuce, if desired.

How to Serve

Taco night just got even better with this tasty twist on regular tacos. Serve your taco crescent ring with your favorite taco toppings and include a bowl of guacamole, pico de gallo, and salsa for dipping.

If you’re looking for Mexican-inspired appetizers, try this Mexican layered salad or our easy rolled tacos. Everyone loves this seven layer dip, too.

Storage

IN THE FRIDGE: You can store the leftover taco ring in the fridge for up to three days in an airtight container.

IN THE FREEZER: If you’d like to store leftovers of your taco ring for longer, you can keep it in an airtight container for up to three months.

close up shot of slices of Taco Ring

I love this easy taco ring recipe because the incorporation of crescent rolls makes it so simple to prepare. Plus, it tastes amazing. You can’t really go wrong with beef and cheese. After trying it, I think you’ll agree that it is perfect for potlucks or as an appetizer.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I use ground turkey in this crescent ring recipe?

If you would prefer to use ground turkey, ground chicken, or even ground pork, you certainly can.

How do I store leftovers of this beef taco ring?

Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to three days.

Can I make this ahead of time?

You could make this great recipe ahead of time and store it covered in the fridge to bake and serve later that same day or the next day.

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Taco Ring

5 from 3 votes
This easy, delicious taco ring is filled with beef, cheese, and seasoning to make a yummy and quick appetizer or easy meal.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 package taco seasoning
  • 2 cans refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Shredded Lettuce, optional topping
  • Guacamole, optional topping
  • Salsa, optional topping

Instructions
 

  • In a large skillet, heat the olive oil.
  • Add ground beef and taco seasoning, and cook until the meat has browned. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • On an ungreased large cookie sheet, arrange the crescent dough triangles in a ring, so the short sides of the triangles form a 6-inch circle in the center. The dough will overlap.
  • Spoon the ground beef over the wide section close to the center. Sprinkle cheese on top.
  • Bring each triangle tip up over filling, tucking it under bottom layer of dough to secure it.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until the ring turns golden brown.
  • Allow the ring to cool for 5 minutes before slicing.
  • Place a bowl of guacamole and salsa in the center of the ring for dipping.
  • Garnish with shredded lettuce, if desired.

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Notes

  • It’s best to grate cheese at home as pre-shredded cheese tends to be coated with a preservative that prevents it from melting completely.
  • Placing a small bowl in the center of the dough ring would help you arrange the crescent roll triangles.
  • Oven temperatures vary and may need to be recalibrated periodically to ensure they are accurate. Make sure to check your taco ring at the lower end of the recommended baking time.

Nutrition

Calories: 230kcal
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  1. Treena says

    5 stars
    I made this recipe substituting the ground beef for ground turkey and added green onion with a side salad and served as a meal.

  2. Toni Ayne Thomason says

    5 stars
    What a great dinner idea!! I love tacos and this recipe gives it a twist on a classic the whole family loved! Will make again.