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Taco Stuffed Crescent Rolls

These simple taco stuffed crescent rolls are delicious appetizers or a quick dinner idea! Taco Tuesday comes but once a week. We like to switch it up and try and have something different each week. 

taco stuffed crescent rolls

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Taco Stuffed Crescent Rolls

These simple taco stuffed crescent rolls are delicious appetizers or a quick dinner idea! Taco Tuesday comes but once a week. We like to switch it up and try and have something different each week. 

The Taco Crescent Rolls are a fun way to get your two favorite things together, tacos and crescent rolls. They are easy to make and the family will want them more often than just on Tuesdays.

taco stuffed crescent rolls

Did you know that Taco Tuesday® is a registered trademark since 1989. It belongs to the largest Mexican restaurant chain, Taco John’s. Who knew?

So technically, restaurants that use the phrase Taco Tuesday in their advertising, are infringing on Taco John’s trademark.

I’ve been in the restaurant business for over 30 years and have never known that. And I’m sure I’m not the only one. 

However, people will still celebrate Taco Tuesday as long as they aren’t claiming it as theirs. But be on the lookout, every few years, Taco John’s will send out cease and desist letters. 

With all that being said, it seems that there are more restaurants that claim Taco Tuesday to be their trademark. And actually at this point, I’m totally confused as to who owns it.

But what I do know is that everyone loves Taco Tuesday and celebrates it at home and in their own ways. Today we are celebrating Taco Tuesday with Taco Crescent Rolls.

taco stuffed crescent rolls

Makes 16 crescent rolls

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Taco Crescent Rolls Ingredients

  • Ground beef
  • Diced tomatoes with green chilies
  • Small onion, chopped
  • Packet taco seasoning
  • Water
  • Crescent roll dough
  • Shredded taco blend cheese
  • Butter
  • Chopped cilantro for garnish (optional)
  • For exact amounts, please see recipe card below.

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How to Make Crescent Rolls Stuffed with Taco Meat

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

In a large skillet, brown the ground beef with the tomatoes with chilies and onion.

brown ground beef for tacos

When the beef is cooked through, add the taco seasoning and water. Reserve a small amount of taco seasoning for garnish, if desired. Stir to combine.

Reduce heat and simmer until sauce thickens, around 5 minutes.

When the beef is cooked, remove the pan from heat and set aside.

Unroll the crescent roll dough and separate the triangles.

taco stuffed crescent rolls

Spread two to three tablespoons of meat mixture over the bottom of the triangle and press it into place.

Top with one tablespoon of shredded cheese, then carefully roll up the dough.

taco stuffed crescent rolls

Place each crescent roll on an un-greased baking sheet.

taco stuffed crescent rolls

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until the crescent rolls are golden brown.

taco stuffed crescent rolls

Combine the butter and reserved taco seasoning and brush over the top of each crescent roll.

taco stuffed crescent rolls

Garnish with chopped cilantro before serving, if desired.

taco stuffed crescent rolls

Enjoy!

taco stuffed crescent rolls
Yield: 16

Taco Crescent Rolls

taco stuffed crescent rolls

These simple taco stuffed crescent rolls are delicious appetizers or a quick dinner idea! Taco Tuesday comes but once a week. We like to switch it up and try and have something different each week. 

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • Pound ground beef
  • 10-ounce can diced tomatoes with green chilies
  • Small onion, chopped
  • Packet taco seasoning
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 cans crescent roll dough
  • Cup shredded taco blend cheese
  • Tablespoon butter
  • Chopped cilantro for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a large skillet, brown the ground beef with the tomatoes with chilies and onion.
  3. When the beef is cooked through, add the taco seasoning and water. Reserve a small amount of taco seasoning for garnish, if desired. Stir to combine.
  4. Reduce heat and simmer until sauce thickens, around 5 minutes.
  5. When the beef is cooked, remove the pan from heat and set aside.
  6. Unroll the crescent roll dough and separate the triangles.
  7. Spread two to three tablespoons of meat mixture over the bottom of the triangle and press it into place.
  8. Top with one tablespoon of shredded cheese, then carefully roll up the dough.
  9. Place each crescent roll on an ungreased baking sheet.
  10. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until the crescent rolls are golden brown.
  11. Combine the butter and reserved taco seasoning and brush over the top of each crescent roll.
  12. Garnish with chopped cilantro before serving, if desired.
  13. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 294Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 49mgSodium: 494mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 12g

Nutrition may vary depending on the products used.

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megan allen

Tuesday 20th of April 2021

I cannot even imagine how amazing these are. I would have never thought of this. It is Tuesday..so yeah..we are eating this tonight

Dana Rodriguez

Tuesday 20th of April 2021

I never thought about using crescent rolls this way!

Dawn Keenan

Tuesday 20th of April 2021

These look amazing! Tacos and crescent rolls. Yummy!

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