Friday, February 21, 2014

Taco ring

I love taco's.....and all things taco... which brings me to this Taco ring... This is a picture of it going into the oven... and we cut into it and served it and I forgot to take an "after" picture...

Serve this with taco "toppings", whatever you like on your tacos....I serve this with lettuce, tomatoes, chopped onions, salsa /hot sauce & olives..I also serve this with sour cream on the side.  Sometimes I make a black bean & corn salsa dip to serve with it... YUM

Taco ring

1 lb. ground beef
1 package taco seasoning mix
1/3 cup water
2 package, refridgerated crescent rolls
1 1/2 cups mexican shredded cheese

Cook ground beef over medium heat until no longer pink, breaking up to small pieces. Drain any fat off.  Sprinkle in the taco seasoning packet & water and heat till bubbly and mixture is thickened. Let cool for around 10 minutes.

Preheat oven to 375.  Line a large round pizza pan with foil & spray with non stick spray.  Unroll crescent rolls. With the points out and the flat part of each triangle in the center  put a triangle at the 3, 6, 9 & 12  leaving a circle about 3 inches open in the middle.  The put the rest of the triangle overlapping and arranging like a "sun" making sure that the points are facing out to the outside edges of the pan. When all the crescent rolls are used, use your fingertips and in just the edge that is by the open circle part push the crescent rolls together.  Spoon the cooled meat in the along between the edge of the rolls and the points being careful not to get any on the edges of the points because you have to wrap them over and tuck them in.  Spoon using all of the meat.  Sprinkle the cheese carefully along the meat.  Take each point and wrap it towards the center of the empty center part of the ring pushing the point in with your fingers..  Do until all of the points are done.  See picture.  Bake for 15-20 minutes or until ring is golden brown and done.  Remove from oven, slice and serve with assorted toppings.. Enjoy

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Breakfast pizza

I love breakfast pizza... The first time I ever had it was at a Whole Foods store in Ann Arbor, MI... cooked in a stone oven, so good & very flavorful.. awesome...  but it is hard to find it out, and since I don't work in Ann Arbor any longer, and I am no where near a whole foods store.. thinking I have to come up with a recipe on my own....

I added, chopped red onion, cooked crumbled sausage, salami, bacon, & green pepper, but you can add anything you like on pizza, pepperoni, mushrooms, all vegetables anything goes..and I used dried herbs, but you can finely chop fresh..think parsley, basil etc...) next time I am going to try some spinach..YUM.. and to make it easy on myself, I used prepared pizza dough, in a tube.  ( you get this near the canned biscuits)... but you can make your own dough, just adjust the cooking time accordingly... make this for your family soon.. enjoy

Breakfast pizza

1 can refridgerated pizza dough
2 eggs
1 T white wine
1 T half & half
toppings of your choice ( I used red onion & green pepper, diced very small, small sliced salami, cooked sausage crumbled, & bacon bits)
2-3 cups cups shredded cheese, I use co-jack, mozzerella & a small amount of parmesan)
seasonings of your choice ( I used garlic salt & pepper, dried parsley )

For topping the pizza when it comes out of the oven:
2-3 T butter, melted mixed with a sprinkling of garlic salt
Freshly grated parmesan cheese
Red pepper flakes (optional)

Preheat oven to 425.  On a large baking sheet, spray with non stick spray.  Unroll the pizza dough making a rectangle and making a slight lip/edge on the dough (so the eggs won't run off the sides of the dough).  Prick the dough with a fork all over and bake for about 6-7 minutes. When the crust is pre baking with a fork, mix the eggs, wine & half & half.  Add seasonings and beat well with a fork.  When the crust is done pre baking, take the eggs and gently pour over the hot crust, taking a brush and making an even layer of eggs, over the crust being careful that the egg mixture doesn't run over the side of the crust.  Add the toppings, saving the cheese for last.  Sprinkle the cheese evenly over the toppings.  Place in oven and bake for around 6-7 minutes or u ntil the bottom of the crust is golden brown and cheese is melted.  When the pizza is done, carefully slide it onto a big board (I used a big cutting board), brush the edges of the crust with the garlic butter, and sprinkle very lightly with Parmesan.  I serve the red pepper flakes at the table and those that like it a little extra spicy, can add their own.  Enjoy :)