Muy Bonita Taco Ring

1
Kelly Williams

By
@WildfloursCottageKitchen

I haven't made one of these in years! I used to make them all the time, so going to make one soon for an upcoming football game! Will be fun! Hope you try this, too. It's very simple and easy to make and you can add any of the extra ingredients you'd like. Just pile them in the middle. You can also place a cut pepper half in the very center for salsa or guacamole. Enjoy! (Photo from bing images)

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
about 8-10 (10+ if appetizer)
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
25 Min

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lb.
    lean ground beef
  • 1
    tall bell pepper, any color/variety, slice off top third or half cutting zigzag pattern or straight
  • 1-3
    fresh jalapeno(s), seeded and finely chopped, to heat preference (mild, medium or hot)
  • 1
    small shallot, chopped, (can sub half of a small onion)
  • 2
    packets taco seasoning mix, or 1 1/2 batches of my homemade
  • 1 Tbl.
    tomato paste or ketchup
  • 2 cups
    sargento fancy shredded 4 cheese mexican cheese, 1 (8 oz.) bag
  • 1/2 cup
    water, more if needed
  • 2 (8 oz.)
    packages refrigerated crescent roll dough
  • 1/2 head
    lettuce, shredded
  • 2
    roma tomatoes, chopped*, see tip
  • 1 small
    green onion, sliced, green and white part both
  • 1 cup
    whole black olives, drained, then sliced
  • ·
    *salt and pepper
  • 1 cup
    salsa or guacamole, more if needed, optional
  • ·
    *sour cream
  • ·
    *paprika

How to Make Muy Bonita Taco Ring

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 375. In frying pan, combine ground beef, jalapeno(s), shallot and top half of bell pepper(chopped). If you don't want to add the bell pepper, just pop the stem out and freeze the rest in a ziploc baggie for another use. Saute til beef is done. Drain grease. Stir in taco seasoning, and water til well combined. Saute a few minutes til flours have cooked and is very thick. Add half of cheese and stir til cheese has melted.
  2. Arrange crescent roll triangles in a circle on a foil-lined and lightly sprayed pizza pan or cookie sheet overlapping wide ends just a tiny bit and ends are pointing outwards. (Like a sun!) The open inner circle should be about 5-6 inches in diameter. Scoop meat filling over inner wide part of dough evenly all the way around. Sprinkle top of meat filling with rest of cheese. (I don't even measure this part, and add as much as I like!) Fold point ends of triangles over meat and tuck under base best you can. You can stretch the end of the point if needed. But just a little. *Filling will not be completely covered. Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Transfer to serving platter. In small bowl, toss lettuce, tomato, green onions and olives with a little salt and pepper. Place into center of taco ring. Fill bottom pepper half with salsa or guacamole. Nestle pepper into very center. Place or pipe little dollops of sour cream on top of taco ring all the way around, place a jalapeno ring if desired, and lightly sprinkle sour cream with a little paprika. For serving, cut with knife and use a pie server or small spatula. *Don't forget to add a spoon to the bell pepper bowl for the salsa or guacamole.

    *This last time I made them, I used the Big Country Crescent rolls, baked it at 350 for 23 mintes. (So 20-25 minutes will be the same, but 350, not 375.)
  3. Tomato cutting tip:
    To get the most from your tomatoes when cutting them, first cut them in half lengthwise. Take one half and lay it flat side down. Cut in half again lengthwise. Holding the 2 halves together, turn and slice crossways into thin slices. You will have nice thin triangles. Repeat with other half. For large tomatoes, cut each half into fourths (four wedges) before slicing.

Printable Recipe Card

About Muy Bonita Taco Ring

Course/Dish: Beef Tacos & Burritos
Regional Style: Mexican
Hashtags: #taco #ring



Show 11 Comments & Reviews

13 Easy Go-To Rice Dish Recipes


Wondering what to do with that rice you have in your pantry? These easy go-to dinner rice recipes are the answer. From casseroles to soups to stuffed peppers, rice is the star of these family favorites.

12 Recipes Worth Lighting the Grill For


Wondering what to grill this weekend? We’re sharing recipes for moist chicken, tender steak, a juicy burger, easy pork chops, tacos made on the grill, and more. When the weather is warmer, we love making meals on the grill (not just for a barbecue). Preparing a meal on the grill keeps the kitchen cool and […]

14 Potato Salad Recipes for Your Next Cookout


Potato salad is an all-American barbecue side dish. It’s a must on the menu and what we love most is that there is a recipe to suit every taste bud. If you like a creamy potato salad, one with hard-boiled eggs, or one with unusual ingredients (think loaded baked potatoes), below you’ll find a recipe […]