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Thursday, August 11, 2011

My first new recipe..

Was a success! It is definitely going to be something I make more often.
I'm proud of myself for actually doing this, and I am going to keep doing it.

So I made this thing called taco bake. I am not usually a beef eater. I usually make my tacos with chicken or just beans, but I decided I would try it because Chris and Grace both like beef.

This is the recipe:


1 4 oz. can crescent rolls

1/2 pound ground beef

1/2 pkg taco seasoning mix

1/2 cup sour cream

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1 cup chopped lettuce

1 large tomato, chopped


- Preheat oven to 375┬║. Spray 9" square baking pan with cooking spray.

- Unroll dough carefully (do not separate into triangles). Press seams together so dough is one piece. Place dough in pan. Bake about 5 minutes. - Remove from oven.

- Brown ground beef; drain fat. Add taco seasoning and stir well. Cook for about 5 minutes over low heat.

- Spread meat evenly over baked crust. Spread sour cream over meat.

- Sprinkle with shredded cheese.

- Bake 15 - 20 minutes or until crust is browned and cheese is melted. Top with lettuce and tomato.

Now, I did make a few changes to it. On one half I put lots of beef and a little sour cream (Chris' half), and on the other half I put a little beef and more sour cream (mine and Grace's half).
The next thing I changed was that I put a lot more cheese! We are cheese lovers and 1 cup of cheese was not going to cut it for us lol, but that really all depends on how much you and your family like cheese.
Then I only baked it for 10 minutes. I really don't think it should be cooked any longer than that. It would have burnt for sure if I left it for 20, and it would have been really crispy if I left it for 15, so I recommend 10 minutes.
The next thing I did, that I also recommend, is instead of actually putting the topping on I left them on the side. That way if everyone doesn't like the same toppings they can put on what they want after they have their portion. I also had more than just lettuce and tomato. I also had onions and taco sauce. You could do anything really though.. like peppers or beans.
On mine I put all the toppings. Chris only had tomatos and taco sauce on his. And Grace had hers plain.
But I really thought this was great because it's quick and easy to make, and if you do it the way I did it everyone can have it the way they want it.

This was definitely a successful recipe, and will remain in my recipe book, which I worked on today and already have 26 recipes in! :) Feel free to try it out if it sounds like something your family would like.


  1. I freakin LOVE taco bake!!! Yours looks better than mine though. Ha Ha. We usually do chips with ours and make two separate ones because Jessie like lettuce and tomatoes and such and I don't. We also do refried beans in it-AMAZING!:)

  2. I wasn't sure how the cresent rolls would be because they don't really seem like mexican food to me, but it was really good! You should try it sometime :) I thought about beans. I think I may try those next time :)

  3. Oh yes, we do the cresent rolls. At first I was like...cresent rolls? But that is the best part!!! :)

  4. Oh so you put chips on top of the cresent rolls?