Happy Spoon likes to make Taco Biscuit Ring.*
Recipe (featured in my childhood, invented by my mother):
Serves ~2-3 people, double the recipe for more!
- 1 roll of Pillsbury crescent roll dough (I use the reduced fat dough)
- ~1-1.5 cups cooked carne asada, chopped (alternatively, cook ground beef with a packet of taco seasoning, omitting the food processor step)
- 1 yellow bell pepper, roughly chopped
- 1 serrano chile, stem removed (SPICY!)
- ~1/2 cup shredded cheese (I used Monterey Jack or soy cheese)
- 1 Tbsp Mexican seasoning
- dried parsley, for aesthetic appeal (or to distinguish the half with real cheese from the half with sad soy cheese)
- taco biscuit toppings (I like sliced avocado, hot sauce, salsa, sour cream, etc.)
- Combine the carne asada, bell pepper, chile, and Mexican seasoning in a food processor or blender and blend briefly until the consistency of ground beef.
- Lightly grease a pizza pan or cookie sheet (I use PAM baking spray…magical!); preheat the oven to 375 °F.
- Separate the crescent roll dough into the individual triangle pieces. Arrange them in a circle with the points sticking outward.
- On the inside of the circle, scoop the meat/vegetable mixture into a donut shape (as pictured); cover with cheese.
- Grab each point of the dough and wrap it over the meat, tucking it under the center of the ring. If done properly, it will look like the picture above. Cover with parsley to make it pretty!
- Bake in the oven for ~15 min, or until the dough is golden brown.
- Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes. Cut into slices along the meat stripes, serve with avocado and hot sauce (Tapatio!!), or any other taco-appropriate toppings.
Fun Fact: A great way to use leftover cooked meat! Just grind it up and enjoy taco biscuit ring MAGIC DELICIOUSNESS!!!
*Happy Spoons original recipe!