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Taco Braid

First of all, I must apologize. I totally meant to take some step-by-step photos of the making of the Taco Braid. And I forgot. It was small group night at our house and I just got in a rush at the last minute getting everything ready. Sorry about that. It's really a simple process though and I think I can explain it fine without photos. If you have any questions about it though, feel free to ask!

This is one my husband's favorite meals. I learned how to make this at a Pampered Chef party years ago. Of course, I love my PC baking stones, but this can also bake just fine on a cookie sheet or a jelly roll pan, even a 9x13 baking dish! You just might want to spray some cooking oil on the pan or dish before you put the braid on it. That's the great thing about those stones--nothing sticks to them!

Taco Braid

1 lb. ground beef
1 pkg. taco seasoning
diced onion
1 1/2 cans cresent rolls
1 egg, beaten
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shredded lettuce
tomatoes
shredded cheese
black olives
jalapenos
salsa
sour cream
guacamole
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1. Prepare the ground beef following the instructions on the taco seasoning package.
2. Open the crescent roll packages and roll out the strips of rolls, keeping them attatched.
3. Make three rows, side by side, pressing the seams together.
4. Spoon the seasoned ground beef down the middle row.
5. Cut strips into the side rows of rolls.
6. Alternating sides, like a braid, bring the strips across the top of the meat.
7. Add a little water to the beaten egg, and brush the egg glaze over the braid.
8. Bake @ 350F for 30 minutes or until the braid is nicely browned.
9. Garnish the braid with the desired toppings and serve with sour cream, salsa and guacamole.

Comments

Lisa said…
This looks so yummy! Kimberly had a PC cookbook w/ this recipe at work last year and let me look through it. I made copies of this telling myself I would try it, but I haven't done it yet.

I'm not sure I understand how to "braid" the crescent rolls. When you roll them out, I assume you are rolling them to make them longer and thinner?
Betsy Brock said…
I have a preserve danish that 'braids' like this, so I know what you are saying. I think I'll make this...we love anything Mexican! The egg on the top makes the dough so pretty, doesn't it?
This looks so good and my hubby would love it too. Being a new blogger I have not yet got the hang of cooking with a camera in my hand. But there is always hope. I was hoping that blogging would inspire me to try new recipes so I would have things to share. Thanks for the recipe.
Roberta Anne
Jamie said…
This looks so yummy! I love pampered chef recipes.
Angela said…
Oh my gosh you have just made my day! We have made the PC Chicken Broccoli Braid for years and love it (did you know you can freeze the prepared filling and then make it in about 5 minutes on a weeknight?) but hubs has always asked if we could make a "taco" or Mexican one. You have saved me from trial and error in the kitchen! Can't WAIT to try this!

Hugs!
Anonymous said…
Hi. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I hope you got lots of recipes for your deer meat.

I used to sell Pampered Chef and my stone is one of my favorite kitchen items. Your braid looks beautiful.
I've never seen something like this, Lora. I love it! It must be so fun to eat.
Katie
Lisa said…
Hope you guys made it okay and have a great time!
Nancy said…
Sounds so good, and looks amazing!

I just have to say you are my new blogging inspiration! I am amazed at what you've done with your blog in the last year! I wish I could put the time and energy into mine, but the day will come. Right now, Little Man is keeping me hopping!

I'm glad we are "keeping up" with each other through the blogosphere...I just got caught up on your life over the last 3 weeks or so--didn't comment on every post, but read them all! I feel bad that my poor blog is so neglected these days, but some days I'm barely keeping up with the kids and house, then there's the househunting, etc....you know how it is! One of these days, I'll be back in full force! Until then...see you every now and then! ;)
Kayren said…
This is one of my PC favorites too!
Lisa~
you don't roll the cresent rolls out any thinner or longer really, just roll them out the way they come.
I'm sorry I didn't take more photos.
Kari said…
Drat! I forgot to get some of this before we left. =) Not that we didn't spend the whole weekend eating anyway. haha
Oh that looks delicious!!!

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