Our family loves Cinco de Mayo! I know a lot of people go crazy over St. Patrick’s Day but there are just so many things that are delicious about Mexican cuisine that nothing beats Cinco de Mayo in our household. We get to eat Mexican food, like enchiladas and homemade chips and guacamole, and I get to sip one of my favorite drinks, the margarita, while my husband grabs for his favorite cerveza.
This dish today was a take on monkey or bubble bread. It doesn’t come out like the pull-apart breads that are usually associated with this type of bread but more like a casserole ring that can be cut easily and is perfect for a Cinco de Mayo buffet or for an any day picnic.
If you love tacos, enchiladas and burritos you will love this take on a taco.
Salud & Happy Cinco de Mayo!
- 2 pkgs Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
- 1 lb. ground beef, cooked, drained and cooled
- 2/3 can refried beans
- 12-16-oz pkg Four Cheese Mexican Blend Shredded Cheese
- 1/2 16-oz jar salsa (I like to use fresh salsa from the produce section)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a bundt pan with nonstick spray.
Place salsa in wide mouthed bowl and cheese on a large flat plate.
Unroll & divide crescent rolls. Starting with 1 roll, spread wider section with small amount of refried beans, keeping it away from edges, then place 1-2 tablespoons of ground beef on top of beans. Fold up sides and ends and form a ball. Drop into salsa to coat then roll in cheese. Place in bottom of bundt pan. Continue with remaining rolls, making a bottom layer, sprinkle with a little cheese then continue making layers with a little cheese sprinkled on top until all crescent rolls are in pan. Pour any remaining salsa over taco balls then sprinkle with remaining cheese.
Bake in oven for 45 minutes, checking half way through to see if it is getting too brown. If it is too brown, tent with aluminum foil for rest of cook time.
Remove from oven and let sit 7-10 minutes. Loosen edges. Place large plate over top of bundt pan and invert taco puff onto plate. Tap on bottom if it doesn’t immediately release. Serve with salsa, guacamole and sour cream on the side.
Great for a buffet as it can be cut in slices and is easily served with a pie server.
Serves 6-8 for dinner.
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