Taco "Wreath"

Time to take a break from scouring the Internet for new recipes and head back to some recipes of ours that are a little older, but still rank among the favorites.

Odds are, you'll have the ingredients on hand, but even better than that, it's easy!!

Taco Wreath (also known as Taco Ring)

What you'll need:
2 - 8 oz packages of refrigerated crescent rolls (cut the fat and calories, use the reduced fat kind)
1 1/2 pounds lean ground turkey (beef for you bovine lovers)
1/2 small onion, chopped
1 package taco seasoning mix
1 3/4 cups shredded cheddar (scale the calories/fat back and use 2%)
2 Tbsp water
1 egg white, beaten
Optional toppings: salsa, shredded lettuce, chopped onion and tomato, sliced olives and sour cream

The Taco Filling:
Preheat oven to 375.
Cook ground turkey/beef and onion in a large skillet over medium heat until the meat is no longer pink, breaking meat into crumbles; drain.
Stir in taco seasoning mix, 1 1/2 cups of cheese and water.
Scoop filling evenly over the ring (see directions below).
Brush ring with egg white.
Sprinkle ring with remaining cheese.
Bake 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown.
Serve with optional toppings.

To Make The "Wreath":
Unroll the crescent rolls, separate into 16 triangles.
Arrange triangles, slightly overlapping, in a circle on a Pampered Chef large round stone (or a lightly greased pizza pan), with the wide ends 4 inches from the edge of the baking stone/pizza pan - the points of the crescent rolls will extend off the edge of the stone/pan.
Use a small roller and roll wide ends of dough toward center of pan to create a 5-inch opening (if you're like me and don't have a mini roller, just smush down on the crescents with your hands).
The crescents all laid out, and smushed down.
Using an ice cream scoop, scoop filling evenly over dough in a continuous circle.
All set with the filling.
Bring points of triangles up over filling and tuck under dough at center to form a ring (some of the filling will show through).
Ready for the oven.
Time to eat!
The optional ingredients look great stacked in the center of the ring to create a kind of "taco salad."
This dish is great for dinner (we pair it with Mexican rice and corn with bell peppers). This would be  great for the holidays as an appetizer "wreath," or a game day treat.

Source: The Pampered Chef; All the Best, From our Kitchen to Yours

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