Fiesta Taco Braid
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Fiesta Taco Braid

Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 430kcal
Author: Brandie @ The Country Cook


  • 1 13.8 oz tube refrigerated pizza crust
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 1.25 oz packet taco seasoning
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 cup refried beans
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 2 cups Borden® Cheese Mild Cheddar Shreds
  • 2 cups finely diced tomatoes  divided use
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 2 cups chopped lettuce for serving
  • sour cream and salsa for serving


  • In a large skillet over medium heat, brown and crumble ground beef. Drain excess grease.
  • Add the taco seasoning and water and mix until well incorporated.
  • Reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 - 7 minutes until thickened.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Place the refrigerated pizza dough on a large piece of parchment paper and roll out the dough so that it measures 10 X 15 inches.
  • With a pizza cutter (or sharp knife), make slices (1 -1/2 inch thick and 3 inches long) along both long sides of the dough.
  • Place refried beans into microwave-safe bowl and microwave for about 45 seconds until soft enough to spread.
  • Evenly spread refried beans down the center of the dough.
  • Top beans with seasoned ground beef down the center of the dough.
  • Evenly spread salsa on top of ground beef.
  • Then add Borden® Cheese Mild Cheddar Shreds and diced tomato.
  • Beginning at one end of the braid, fold the end up and wrap the first two slices over to secure it.
  • Repeat the wrapping with the remaining slices just until the last two.
  • Fold the remaining end up and wrap the last two slices over it to secure.
  • Gently brush the top and side with the melted butter.
  • Carefully transfer the parchment onto a large, rimmed baking sheet.
  • Bake for 20 - 25 minutes, until golden brown.
  • Allow to cool for 5 minutes before serving.
  • Cover with chopped lettuce and tomato, if desired.
  • Serve with sour cream and taco sauce.


Calories: 430kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 103mg | Sodium: 874mg | Potassium: 516mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1285IU | Vitamin C: 8.3mg | Calcium: 321mg | Iron: 2.5mg