Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Taco Ring

This is my adaption of the 'Pampered Chef Taco Ring'. I used larger crescent rolls, ground turkey and my own taco mix.

I really do not like store bought taco mix, as I find that it tends to be way too salty for my taste, so I make my own and keep it in an airtight container.

Taco Mix

8 tbsps chili powder
3 tsps garlic powder
3 tsps onion powder
3 tsps crushed red pepper
2 tsps dried oregano
4 tsps paprika
12 tsps ground cumin
2 tsps black pepper

Mix all together and keep in an airtight container.

Taco Ring

Packet of ground turkey ( I usually buy the 1.25 lb packet)
1 Poblano pepper, diced
1 small onion, diced
2 1/2 cups grated cheese (Mexican mix or Sharp)
Taco mix to taste (I used 3 tbsp) or a packet of taco mix.
2 tbsp water
2 containers of large Pilsbury Crescent rolls (there are 6 to a container)

Preheat oven to 375 deg F

Cook ground turkey until pink has disappeared

Transfer to a bowl and mix in the taco seasoning, water and 2 cups of cheese

Mix in the chopped onion and poblano

Sprinkle a pizza stone with cornmeal or grease an oven tray.

Arrange the crescent rolls evenely in a circle with the wider ends towards the middle. I didn't make mine very even, as a result one portion was a little doughy. They will overlap each other, just try not bunch them up !!

Mound the meat mixture in a circle. You will have some meat mixture left over. So use those to make meatballs, hamburger patties or mix with some ground beef, egg, extra taco seasoning and extra onion to make a meatloaf.

Bring the ends of the crescent rolls over top of the meat mixture and tuck in, There will be portions of meat showing, but that is okay.

Sprinkle with the remaining half cup of cheese.

Bake in oven for 30 minutes or until golden brown.

Serve with a salad and salsa ..