Beef Taco ring with guacamole and salsa in the center
This Beef Taco Ring made with Crescent Rolls is all that and more. Great appetizer for a crowd for your next party or game day!
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  1. Easy Taco Ring Appetizer
  2. Ingredients
  3. How to Make a Crescent Roll Taco Ring
  4. How to Store
  5. Beef Taco Ring Recipe

Looking for an easy appetizer? This Beef Crescent Roll Taco Ring is made with store-bought Crescent Rolls and is loaded with your favorite taco toppings, like beef, guacamole, salsa, and cheese! It’s a twist on a traditional taco appetizer for a crowd for your next party, tailgate, or game day!

Taco Ring with salsa and guacamole

Easy Taco Ring Appetizer

So, I’m not a huge football fan, but I do love some football food! So much so that we love tailgating at our alma mater and when we aren’t there, we will have friends over to watch the game. Either way, it turns into a fun mini potluck each time!

One of my favorite appetizers to make is this Beef Taco Ring. Not only is it super easy to make, but the presentation also knocks it out of the ballpark (I know, wrong sport). This is also a family favorite for a quick and easy weeknight dinner that everyone will eat!

Crescent rolls always make for an easy recipe! We love incorporating them into some of our favorite dishes. We love our mini chicken pot pies and you can even use them in desserts, like our Cinnamon Sugar Cheesecake Bars!

Ingredients

You don’t need much to make this yummy and delicious recipe.

  • Crescent rolls – Pro-Tip: Make sure the crescent roll dough is chilled before beginning. If it gets too warm, it becomes sticky and hard to work with!
  • Olive Oil
  • Ground Beef
  • Taco Seasoning Packet
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Lettuce

How to Make a Crescent Roll Taco Ring

This Beef Taco Ring is one of the most popular appetizers I have made to date. It is extremely easy to make and comes together in a matter of minutes. Because it uses store-bought refrigerated crescent dough, there are not a lot of steps.

  1. In a large skillet, cook the ground beef and taco seasoning until meat has browned.
    In a large skillet, cook the ground beef and taco seasoning
  2. Place parchment paper or a silicone baking mat down on a cookie sheet. This will keep the taco ring from sticking.
  3. Arrange the crescent dough triangles in ring so short sides of triangles form a 6-inch circle in center. Dough will overlap.
    PRO:TIP: I place the bowl in the center to wrap the ring around to help me center the crescent dough. Keep about a 4-inch circle in the middle.
    arrange the triangle dough in a circle
  4. Spoon ground beef over wide section close to center. Sprinkle cheese on top.
    add ground beef and sprinkle cheese on top
  5. Bring each triangle tip up over filling, tucking it under bottom layer of dough to secure it.
    fold and tuck the point of the triangle under
  6. Bake in the oven at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until ring turns a golden brown.
    taco ring ready to bake
  7. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before slicing.
    Pro Tip: One of my favorite things to do is fill the center of the ring with dips. I put guacamole and homemade salsa in the middle and then serve with some tortilla chips. This makes a super cute display too!!
    taco ring served with guacamole

(For the full taco ring recipe and step-by-step details, see the printable recipe card below)

Piece of beef taco ring being held with cheese and beef coming out

Looking for another quick and easy dinner or tailgating recipe? We love these Crockpot BBQ Chicken Sliders. You can literally throw everything in the slow cooker in the morning and come home to a dinner that everyone will love!

taco ring close up with salsa and guacamole in background

How to Store

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.


MORE GREAT APPETIZERS

Pull-Apart Pigs in a BlanketGrape Jelly MeatballsMini Enchilada CupsCrockpot Little SmokiesBaked Brie Recipe | Totchos – Tatertot NachosCheesy Pull-Apart Garlic BreadCaprese Skewers | Homemade Soft Pretzels | Chicken Fajita Quesadilla

EASY DIP RECIPES

Beer Cheese Dip7-Layer DipSpinach Artichoke Dip |Taco DipBuffalo Chicken DipCrockpot Nacho Cheese Dip


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Beef Taco ring with guacamole and salsa in the center

Beef Taco Ring

Serves — 8
This Beef Taco Ring made with Crescent Rolls is all that and more. Great appetizer for a crowd for your next party or game day!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cans refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 package Taco Seasoning
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Shredded Lettuce
  • Guacamole
  • Salsa

Instructions
 

  • In a large skillet heat olive oil.
  • Add ground beef and taco seasoning and cook until meat has browned. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • On ungreased large cookie sheet, arrange crescent dough triangles in ring so short sides of triangles form a 6-inch circle in center. Dough will overlap.
  • Spoon ground beef over wide section close to center. Sprinkle cheese on top.
  • Bring each triangle tip up over filling, tucking it under bottom layer of dough to secure it.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until ring turns a golden brown.
  • Allow to cool for 5 minutes before slicing.
  • Place a bowl of guacamole and salsa in the center of the ring for dipping.
  • Garnish with shredded lettuce, if desired.

Jenn’s Notes

Fill the center of the ring with homemade guacamole and fresh salsa! 

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Nutrition Info

Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 190mg | Potassium: 166mg | Vitamin A: 155IU | Calcium: 112mg | Iron: 1.3mg

Originally posted December 2017

pictorial steps to make a beef taco ring
Jennifer Fishkind

About Jenn

Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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  1. 5 stars
    My husband loved it! I added bell peppers and served it with brown rice and hot sauce. We will definitely be making this again and again!

  2. 5 stars
    These looks very eye catching, i think no one can resist to try them. Surely going to make them this coming week. Thanks for sharing this with my favorite beef.

  3. 5 stars
    Made it for a cocktail hour and it was a hit! Served it with Guacamole, salsa and sour cream. Not a crumb left!