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Taco Braid

This Taco Braid is only five ingredients, making it a really simple and easy dinner. This is perfect for picky eaters and makes a great appetizer too!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Resting Time10 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Latin American
Keyword: easy dinner recipe
Servings: 4 people
Author: Lisa Longley

Ingredients

  • 1 seamless crescent roll dough (or pizza dough)
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 packet of taco seasoning
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 1/4 cup cheddar cheese divided
  • fresh tomato and lettuce and jalapeños for topping

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the ground beef until no longer pink. Drain the fat. Stir in the taco seasoning and the salsa. (Do not add water.) Set aside.
  • Spread the crescent roll dough out on a silicon mat or parchment paper and place that on a baking pan. Leaving three inches in the middle, make cuts down the side of the dough an inch apart on both sides.
  • Spread the beef mixture down the middle of the braid. Top with 1 cup of the cheddar cheese. Take a strip of dough from one side and fold it over the middle mixture. Then take a strip from the other side and fold it over the middle. Continue down the dough, alternating sides until it is completely folded over.
  • Pinch the ends of the dough to keep the filling inside while it bakes.
  • Sprinkle the remaining cheddar cheese over the top of the braid.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes so that the top is nice and golden brown.
  • Let stand about 10 minutes before topping with your favorite taco ingredients, cutting into it, and serving.

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