Thursday, November 4, 2010

A Little Mexican

Here's one that I adapted from the Food Network  from a show called "Calling All Cooks" a number of years ago. I like Mexican food but Tom isn't crazy about tortillas.  This one uses crescent rolls as a base.

1 to 1 1/4 lbs. ground beef or ground turkey
1 package taco seasoning mix (regular or hot and spicy)
2/3 cup water
2 x 8 oz. packages refrigerated crescent roll tubes
5 to 6 oz. shredded cheddar cheese (colby-jack works well too)

Assortment of toppings: sour cream, green onion, tomato, diced avocado, black olives, shredded lettuce, hot sauce, salsa, jalapeno pepper, etc.

In a saute pan, brown the ground beef or turkey, drain, and add the taco seasoning and water.  Simmer the mixture for about 5 minutes.  Let cool slightly.
Roll the first pack of crescent rolls on to a baking sheet, separating into 4 squares ( not triangles). Place 1/4 of the meat mixture onto each square. Using about 1/2 the cheese , sprinkle on each square.  Take the second tube of crescent rolls, divide into 4 squares and top the first four.  Sprinkle the remaining cheese on each wrap.  bake for about 15 minutes at 375F.
Garnish with your favorite toppings.
The original recipe doesn't call for the taco seasoning but we really like it this way.

You can find the original recipe here:

1 comment:

  1. I am going to make this soon!! yummy and looks easy. My kind of cooking!