21 July 2009

Simple Meal Monday

So I just spent half an hour on this post and Blogger deleted it. I'll try again later.

Here we go again, round two. I had every intention of posting this yesterday but got distracted by other things (namely a hot bath because I smelled from running). Then I planned to post it this morning, but we all know how that turned out. Anyway, I title this post Simple Meal Monday because it truly is one of the easiest meals you can make.

In my family, we call them taco pockets (it's exactly what it sounds like). It's based off a recipe for Taco Ring from Pampered Chef that I had tried at one my mom's PC parties that she hosted years ago. We've been hooked ever since, but it's a bit time consuming to do the ring. That's how the pockets came around (I'm sure others have done this too). It only requires four ingredients, one of which isn't necessary. It can also be altered and suited to your own family's tastes. Enjoy!

Taco Pockets

Recipe adapted from Pampered Chef

1 lb ground beef
1 package taco seasoning
2 tubes crescent rolls
Shredded cheese (amount depends on how much you like; we love a lot but others could do without).
  1. Preheat oven according to crescent roll package. In a medium-sized pan, brown the ground beef. Drain and add taco seasoning and any other ingredients the package calls for (mine called for 3/4 cup water). Bring to a boil and simmer until the juice has been soaked up by the meat.
  2. Open crescent roll packages and place crescents on a baking sheet. Do not separate (you want a package of 8 crescents to make 4 rectangles). Place about 3 Tbl of the meat on one side of the rectangle. Top with cheese. Fold the rectangle over and pinch the sides closed.
  3. Place in the preheated oven and cook according to the crescent roll package.

Thanks to PB Swirl and Meg for your words of encouragement. I really appreciate it.


Peanut Butter Swirl said...

I hate when this happens! I hope your new post works!

Megs said...

So. Bloody. Frustrating. When that happens. I especially hate it when I stay up late and THEN it gets deleted. Ugh. I feel your pain!

stephchows said...

That is a wicked fun idea! And it would work great with leftover frozen pizza dough too I bet :) yum!

Sunshine said...

PB Swirl - You are too sweet. I got it working now.

Megs - I would have been even angrier if it had been late at night. I'm sure it won't be the last time it happens either, unfortunately.

Stephchows - I never thought to try it with pizza dough. It probably would work well. Then you could have wheat instead of white.

PS~Erin said...

Well, I definitely think I need to make taco pockets asap. Love yummy and simple!

down and out chic said...

they're kind of like empandas but with crescent rolls. great idea!

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Those look great, I have printed out the recipe and going to give them a try. Thanks

PS~Erin said...

My kids loved these!! The fact that my daughter wants me to cook them again is a huge victory. Thank you for adding a new meal to our rotation!