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Taco Twists

Why serve tacos only in ordinary flour or corn tortillas? For a mouthwatering change of pace, bake the taco beef in flaky, golden crescent rolls. My family enjoys these for a warm lunch or light dinner.—Carla Kreider, Quarryville, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chiles
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3 tubes (8 ounces each) refrigerated crescent rolls
  • Optional: Shredded lettuce, sliced ripe olives, chopped tomatoes and sliced seeded jalapeno pepper


  • In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the cheese, salsa, chiles, garlic powder, hot pepper sauce, salt and cumin.
  • Unroll crescent roll dough and separate into 12 rectangles. Place on ungreased baking sheets; press perforations to seal. Place 1/2 cup meat mixture in the center of each rectangle. Bring 4 corners to the center and twist; pinch to seal.
  • Bake at 350° until golden brown, 25-30 minutes. Serve with toppings as desired.
  • Freeze option: Freeze baked, cooled taco twists for up to 3 months. Bake frozen twists on an ungreased baking sheet at 350° until heated through, 20-25 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
1 taco twist: 214 calories, 13g fat (7g saturated fat), 39mg cholesterol, 463mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 12g protein.
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  • elleng4044
    May 14, 2020

    Absolutely delicious!!!! I am making this again! Thanks so much for such a good and easy recipe.

  • kirbyha
    Jul 27, 2013

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  • Sonia Gail
    Oct 28, 2012

    I made this for my family and I can never make enough of them. They always want more.

  • jenni719
    May 14, 2011

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  • sjentgens
    Aug 23, 2010

    My husband LOVES these... when we moved I had some in the freezer to cook up real quick for a quick lunch and everyone was asking for the recipe. I used 1.75 ground beef and a whole cup of salsa and added about 1/4 cup more cheese these are great with some sour cream lettuce and tomatoes on the side!

  • Granny Grey
    Jan 25, 2010

    I have made these several times now instead of just ordinary tacos and my son loves them. I add double the amount of salsa that the recipe states, 1/2 can of the green chilies, & take out the hot sauce. Also, I actually have enough meat mixture every time to fill 4 packages of crescent rolls instead of the 3 in the recipe. They are very tasty and served with a nice salad on the side, it's a great dinner!!