Taco Tuesday is a regular thing in my house — as in weekly. It is one meal that I know when I serve it, my girls will always clean their plates, which makes at least one meal I can count on during busy school nights. Plus it helps make meal-planning. Since we eat it so often, I have several variations that I serve, chicken, beef, ground turkey, etc. However it is served, the whole family gobbles it up. Something about those taco flavors is universally appealing in my house.
This week I tried something new, Taco Melts, and even though I thought it was going to be a flop (I was sidetracked and missed a few key steps – like draining the beef before adding the seasoning) it was so good my oldest is already asking for a repeat next week. Whaa hoo!
I found the recipe for taco melts on Pillsbury’s website and other than not following directions properly they were not just delicious, they were easy and quick. I don’t know about you, but quick and easy is the name of the game during the school year.
Pillsbury Grands! Taco Melts
- 1 package (1 oz) Old El Paso® taco seasoning mix
- 2/3 cup water
- 1 1/2 cups Old El Paso® Thick ‘n Chunky salsa
- 1 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef, cooked, drained
- 1 can (16.3 oz) Pillsbury® Grands!® biscuits (I used the new Homestyle Corn Grands! & highly recommend them)
- 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese or Mexican cheese blend (4 oz)
- 1 cup sour cream (if desired)
Step 1 – In medium saucepan, cook taco seasoning mix, water, 1/2 cup of the salsa and cooked ground beef until thickened (don’t forget to drain your beef!).
Step 2 – Press each biscuit into 6-inch round. Spoon 1/3 cup meat mixture and 1 tablespoon cheese onto center of each round. Fold dough in half over filling; press to seal. Place on greased cookie sheet.
Step 3 – Bake at 375°F 9 to 14 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with remaining salsa, cheese and sour cream.
Mom Tip – I separated 1/2 of the beef out before adding the salsa (on purpose) because I wasn’t sure my girls would like it with the salsa. (But they surprised me and actually liked it both ways.)
Dinner was so good that everyone agreed that we should try another Pillsbury recipe soon. Recipes that are perfect for the school-year dinnertime rush. I think Grands! Barbecue Cups might be next on our list.
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