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Taco Crescent Ring

This Taco Crescent Ring is so versatile and always a favorite with friends and family! It uses simple ingredients all wrapped up in crescent rolls making it a fun appetizer or main dish!

A FAMILY FAVORITE RECIPE

I pretty much love any kind of food that is taco flavored or taco themed. This Taco Crescent Ring is a huge favorite of my family and friends. I think I first had it at a Tupperware party many, many years ago and it’s been a crowd favorite ever since! It is filled with taco-seasoned ground beef and wrapped in crescent rolls. You top it all with cheese then bake! Simple as that. Then you can have fun adding your own favorite toppings! We make this Taco Crescent Ring often, especially for Taco Tuesday! It’s easy to make and so delicious – even for those picky eaters!

Finished Taco Crescent Ring with salsa in middle topped with taco toppings

TIPS AND TRICKS ON MAKING A TACO CRESCENT RING:

  • This recipe can be served with any of your favorite taco toppings, feel free to add whatever you like.
  • I usually use a Colby Jack cheese but a Mexican Blend or cheddar will also work.
  • You can use your own Homemade Taco Seasoning if you like instead of using a packet.
  • The butter helps the crescent ring become more golden as it bakes but it is optional.
  • Instead of adding the cheese on top of the crescent ring, you can add on top of the taco meat before mixture folding in the crescent rolls.
Finished Taco Crescent Ring Recipe with slice being pulled out Pinterest image

INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)

  • ground beef
  • taco seasoning
  • ground cumin
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • water
  • salsa
  • crescent roll dough
  • refried beans
  • colby jack cheese
Ingredients needed: ground beef, taco seasoning, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, water, salsa, cilantro, crescent roll dough, refried beans ,Colby jack cheese, unsalted butter

HOW TO MAKE TACO CRESCENT RING:

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the ground beef and break it up into crumbles. Brown the beef until there is no pink, 5-8 minutes. Drain off any excess grease.

Ground beef cooked in skillet

Stir in the taco seasoning, ground cumin, garlic powder, and onion powder until combined with the beef. Let the seasoning cook with the beef, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. 

Taco seasoning, ground cumin, garlic powder and onion powder added to ground beef

Add the water, salsa, and fresh cilantro and stir it in.

Water, salsa, and cilantro added to ground beef mixture

Cook, stirring occasionally until the sauce has reduced and the meat is coated but not dry about 3-5 minutes. Take off the heat and let cool slightly while you prepare the remaining steps.

Everything stirred up in pan

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a large sheet tray with parchment paper. Place a similar-sized bowl to the one you will be serving the salsa in for dipping in the center of the sheet tray. Around the base of the bowl, lay out the crescent roll dough triangles, overlapping, forming a sun-burst shape.

Crescent triangles spread out around a bowl on baking sheet

Spread the refried beans around the inside edge of the crescent rolls. 

Refried beans spread over the crescent triangles

Top with the ground beef mixture. 

Beef mixture added to crescent ring

Add 1 & ½ cups of the shredded cheese on top of the meat. 

Cheese topping the beef mixture

Take the crescent roll triangles and pull the ends over the filling, tucking the tips of the rolls underneath the base of the ring.

Crescent rings folded over filling

Brush the rolls with the melted butter.

Crescent Ring being spread with melted butter

Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top.

Cheese topping crescent ring

Bake for 20-25 minutes until the rolls are golden brown, fully cooked, and the cheese is melted on top. 

Baked Taco Crescent Ring right out of oven

Place your serving bowl with the extra salsa for dipping in the center of the ring. Garnish with your favorite taco toppings, we used shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, sliced olives, and pickled jalapenos. 

Whole Taco Crescent Ring with toppings and salsa bowl in middle

Slice and serve!

Slice of the Taco Crescent Ring on parchment paper

HOW TO STORE:

  • If you have any leftovers of this Taco Crescent Ring Recipe you can store it in an airtight container or ziptop bag in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
  • To reheat leftovers, place on baking sheet and heat at 325F degrees until heated through. If you are heating just a slice or two you can reheat in the microwave until heated through.

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Taco Crescent Ring

This Taco Crescent Ring is so versatile and always a favorite with friends and family! It uses simple ingredients all wrapped up in crescent rolls making it a fun appetizer or main dish!
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 16

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 packet taco seasoning (2 tablespoons)
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • cup water
  • ¼ cup salsa, plus more for dipping
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro (optional)
  • 16 ounce crescent roll dough 2 cans
  • ½ cup refried beans
  • 2 cups shredded Colby jack cheese, divided use
  • 2 Tablespoons butter, melted
  • Taco toppings of your choice

Instructions

  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the ground beef and break it up into crumbles. Brown the beef until there is no pink, 5-8 minutes. Drain off any excess grease.
  • Stir in the taco seasoning, ground cumin, garlic powder, and onion powder until combined with the beef.
  • Let the seasoning cook with the beef, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  • Add the water, salsa, and fresh cilantro and stir it in. Cook, stirring occasionally until the sauce has reduced and the meat is coated but not dry about 3-5 minutes. Take off the heat and let cool slightly while you prepare the remaining steps.
  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a large sheet tray with parchment paper.
  • Place a similar-sized bowl to the one you will be serving the salsa in for dipping in the center of the sheet tray. Around the base of the bowl, lay out the crescent roll dough triangles, overlapping, forming a sun-burst shape.
  • Spread the refried beans around the inside edge of the crescent rolls.
  • Top with the ground beef mixture.
  • Add 1 ½ cups of the shredded cheese on top of the meat.
  • Take the crescent roll triangles and pull the ends over the filling, tucking the tips of the rolls underneath the base of the ring.
  • Brush the rolls with the melted butter. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes until the rolls are golden brown, fully cooked, and the cheese is melted on top.
  • Place your serving bowl with the extra salsa for dipping in the center of the ring. Garnish with your favorite taco toppings, we used shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, sliced olives, and pickled jalapenos.
  • Slice and serve!

Notes

  • This recipe can be served with any of your favorite taco toppings, feel free to add whatever you like.
  • I usually use a Colby Jack cheese but a Mexican Blend or cheddar will also work.
  • You can use your own Homemade Taco Seasoning if you like instead of using a packet.
  • The butter helps the crescent ring become more golden as it bakes but it is optional.
  • Instead of adding the cheese on top of the crescent ring, you can add on top of the taco meat before mixture folding in the crescent rolls.
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 257kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 19g | Sodium: 419mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g

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  1. I haven’t made this yet, however, I can’t wait to make it. It looks so delicious.