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Every once in awhile, I’ll go into major simplify my life mode.  When these times hit, I want to throw everything out, start everything new.  And it may be nesting, but I’ve been going through one of these modes for the past few months.  One thing I’ve really been working at cleaning out is my fridge, freezer and pantry.  I’m one of those people who have 20 different condiments along with 20 other jars of this and that in my refrigerator.  What can I say – I like variety!  But sometimes, it gets pretty overwhelming.  Especially when you go to the grocery store and come home – only to find that you can’t fit half of what you bought into the refrigerator.

So that is usually when one of these moods strike.  And when I want to throw everything out.  But I’m not a wasteful person, so instead of throwing out, I find ways to use things up!!

This recipe came about because of a can of crescent rolls that had been hiding out for awhile.  I went online looking for some inspiration, and I struck some pretty great inspiration right off.  Inspiration in the form of this Taco Crescent Pie.  A crescent roll crust, followed by taco spiced beef, crumbled tortilla chips, sour cream and cheese.  Top the whole thing off with lettuce, tomatoes and avocados, and you have mighty tasty version of the taco.  I saw both this and this recipe, and kind of decided to go my own way, kind of combining the two.  What we ended up with was a great, family-friendly dinner that was devoured.  I loved the tortilla chips layer – for me, that was what really added the “taco” element to the whole pie.  My family would totally be happy with this on the regular rotation.  It’s a great way to change up taco night!

Taco Crescent Pie | Taste and Tell


Taco Crescent Pie
 
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An easy taco-inspired dish with a crescent roll crust, ground beef filling, and a tortilla chip, sour cream and cheese topping.
Serves: 4-6 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 can (8 oz) crescent rolls
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
  • ½ cup salsa
  • ¾ cup crushed tortilla chips
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes and diced avocados, for topping
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375F.
  2. In a skillet, cook the ground beef until browned and cooked through. Add in the taco seasoning and the salsa and cook until warmed through.
  3. Unroll the crescent rolls. Separate the dough into 8 triangles. Line the pie dish with the triangles, with the small point at the bottom middle of the dish and the wide end at the top. Press the edges together.
  4. Pour the cooked beef mixture onto the crust. Sprinkle the crushed chips over the top of the beef. Drop the sour cream in dollops over the chips and gently spread. Top with the cheddar cheese.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Serve topped with lettuce, tomatoes and avocados.

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27 Responses to Taco Crescent Pie

  1. Katrina says:

    Oh boy…this is just unreal. YUM!

  2. What a great, creative way to use those crescent rolls! I’d love to dig into a slice of this pie right now (and it’s breakfast time for me). That’s how good this looks! :)

  3. Kim says:

    I just got finished doing a major clean out/use up of all my freezer/pantry/fridge items and now I feel like I have nothing. LOL! You just can’t win. Every time I see a version of this taco pie I want to run and make it. Looks awesome!

  4. love the versatility of a can of crescent rolls – great thinking with this one!

  5. carrian says:

    oh crescent rolls. You get me every time. And what is it with me craving the comfort foods like tacos etc lately? Can’t wait to see you today!

  6. Chels R. says:

    This looks great! I’m always looking for new ways to play with Taco night :)

  7. Jennifer @ Mother Thyme says:

    This dish is calling my name! I have been doing a clean out as well and actually went to make dinner last night with crescent rolls and they expired on 6/12, oops! I’ll have to buy more and make this dish instead! :)

  8. Haha! You sound like me! I got home the other day to put away groceries and almost had a fit because I couldn’t fit the bottle of regular mustard I had just bought (because we were out) on the refrigerator door. I had about 6 different jars of jam/jelly, 3 different mustards, 2 bottles of rice vinegar, and what felt like a million other random condiments. Taco night is a regular occurrence in our house, so I always like finding recipes to change things up!

  9. Seriously yum! What a great way to eat tacos.

  10. Thiiiiis is pretty much a dream come true for me.

  11. Bree says:

    So funny bc I have a friend that always makes fun of all my condiments! This looks great btw!

  12. Looks delicious! My boys would all love it!

  13. Karly says:

    You are speaking my language right here.

  14. Such a great idea, wish I had a large slice for dinner!

  15. teresa says:

    i know just what you mean! i moved a few months ago and swore that i wouldn’t have a fridge packed with 50 random bottles. yeah, i failed.

    LOVE this dish, i’ll be making it soon!

  16. Kristy says:

    I go through random purges all the time. Usually it involves my clothes. Then the fridge. Then the kids toy boxes. Amazing what accumulates all over the house. Great use of random things in the fridge. This looks totally tasty and satisfying too. :)

  17. Joanne says:

    If there was one thing I liked about moving earlier this year it was that it forced me to throw away a lot of half empty bottles in my fridge. So I feel your pain. I kind of wish I had crescent rolls tucked away in there now though so I could make this!

  18. Love this! I bet I could get my taco loving kiddo to eat this one :)

  19. crescent rolls SAVE MY LIFE in the kitchen. So many ways tot use them! Oh and I must add that I am a sucker for any pies that aren’t necessarily “pies” – like deep dish pizza pies, taco pies, and i’ve had lasagna pie before! Unreal ;)

  20. A taco pie??!! You gotta be kidding me! I LOVE IT!

  21. What a wonderful way to use up your ingredients! And I have to be honest – this is the best pie ever!

  22. Becky says:

    Someone was just telling me about a similar dish yesterday!! How random. Sounds indulgent and delicious!

  23. grace says:

    oooh, me likey! if i hadn’t just used my crescent rolls for your sopapilla cheesecake bars, i’d be trying this! :)

  24. Doog says:

    This was REALLY good – might tweek up the taco seasoning, or use a spicer version – but – all in all a good recipe ! Will make again ! :D

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