I have four awesome boys and we LOVE holidays around here! We go a little crazy with the decorations and I love making dinners/snacks that revolve around whatever holiday is coming up. I’m one of those moms that makes like 5 different kinds of cookies at Christmastime because I can’t make up my mind which ones to bake! 🙂
I love cooking and I think it’s so fun to get my boys involved. They helped me put this taco braid together. It was super simple, fun, and my family LOVED it!! It was fairly inexpensive and healthy too…sneaks in some veggies without them even noticing! Give it a try for your Halloween dinner, or a fun weeknight meal!
YUMMY MUMMY TACO BRAID:
Print Your Recipe HERE Yield: TWO Taco Braids
- 2 packages Crescent Roll dough (I used reduced-fat)
- 1 pound ground turkey (or lean ground beef)
- 1 packet taco seasoning (or use 2 Tbsp of a homemade blend like THIS one)
- 3/4 cup water
- 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 can corn, drained
- about 1 cup cheese, divided (I used reduced-fat cheddar)
*This recipe makes TWO braids but can easily be halved. (Between me, my husband and four boys, we ate two whole ones!)
1) Brown your ground turkey (or beef) in a large skillet. Add taco seasoning and 3/4 cup water. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat and simmer for about 5 minutes until thickened. Add the drained & rinsed beans and corn and mix together. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
2) Wrap tin foil around your cookie sheet(s) or spray generously with cooking spray. Lay out one whole Crescent Roll onto the cookie sheet and pat out with your fingers to smooth the lines. Try to get it as seamless as possible:
3) (I am so mad I didn’t get pictures of these in-between steps! Sorry!) Take a pizza cutter or knife and cut about 2 1/2 inch long, one inch wide strips on both sides of the dough, (I eyeballed it) leaving about 4 inches in the middle for the filling.
4) Spread half of the filling in the middle of the crescent dough. Top with about 1/2 cup cheese.
5) Now it’s mummy wrapping time! Starting at the top, lay each flap left to right, over eachother making them overlap or cross. See mine below…notice it doesn’t look perfect but looks cute when cooked!
6) Bake in your preheated oven for about 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown and the roll is cooked through. Repeat steps 2-6 with the second braid. Slice into 2 inch serving slices. If desired, serve with salsa, sour cream, green onions, etc. ENJOY!!