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Taco Braid – Food it

Make dinner extra special with this amazing Taco Braid! It’s filled with seasoned ground beef.

Ingredients:

1 canister refrigerated pizza crust

2 tablespoons olive oil

1/2 cup chopped onion

1 lb. Lean Ground Beef

3 tablespoons Homemade Taco Seasoning

1/2 cup water

1 cup Fiesta Blend shredded cheese divided

1 tomato diced, plus additional for top, if desired

2 tablespoons unsalted butter melted

2 cups chopped Romaine lettuce

Sour cream and taco sauce for serving if desired

Directions:

step 1:

Prepare a rimmed baking sheet by lining it with parchment.

step 2:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

step 3:

in a large skillet heat the olive oil over medium heat.

step 4:

Add the chopped onion and cook until soft, about 3 – 5 minutes.

step 5:

Add the Lean Ground Beef and cook until brown.

step 6:

Add the Homemade Taco Seasoning and water and mix until well incorporated.

step 7:

Reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 – 7 minutes.

step 8:

Meanwhile, transfer the piece of parchment to your work surface.

step 9:

Place the pizza dough on the parchment and roll it so that it measures 10 X 15 – inches.

step 10:

With a pizza cutter, make slices 1 1/2 – inches thick and 3 – inches in along both long sides of the dough.

step 11:

Place the ground beef down the center of the dough.

step 12:

Cover the beef with 3/4 cup of cheese and then add the diced tomato.

step 13:

Beginning at one end of the braid, fold the end up and wrap the first two slices over to secure it.

step 14:

Repeat the wrapping with the remaining slices just until the last two.

step 15:

Fold the remaining end up and wrap the last two slices over it to secure.

step 16:

Gently brush the top and side with the melted butter.

step 17:

Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup of cheese on top.

step 18:

Transfer the parchment to the rimmed baking sheet.

step 19:

Bake for 20 – 25 minutes, until golden brown.

step 20:

Allow cooling for 5 minutes before serving.

step 21:

Cover with chopped Romaine lettuce and additional tomato, if desired.

Serve with sour cream and taco sauce.

Enjoy!

Written by lisa bonetu

I am Lisa. Welcome to my Sweet Spicy Kitchen. I’m so happy that you have found my small sweet spicy blog created from the heart, which means everything to me ♥