Taco Braid

Origin and Region:
The Taco Braid is a modern twist on the classic taco, inspired by Tex-Mex cuisine. While it may not have a specific origin, it is popular across the United States, particularly in regions where Tex-Mex flavors are beloved. This dish combines the convenience of a handheld meal with the bold and savory flavors of tacos, making it a favorite among families and party-goers alike.

The Taco Braid is a fun and delicious way to enjoy the flavors of a taco in a convenient and portable form. Whether you’re hosting a game day gathering, a family dinner, or a casual get-together with friends, this dish is sure to be a hit. With its flaky crescent roll crust, seasoned ground beef, gooey cheese, and vibrant toppings, the Taco Braid offers a delightful fusion of Tex-Mex flavors that will satisfy your cravings and leave you craving more.


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 1 tube refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • 1/2 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup diced onions
  • Sliced jalapeños, sour cream, salsa, guacamole, or any other desired toppings

Optional Toppings:

  • Sliced black olives
  • Diced bell peppers
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Sliced avocado
  • Hot sauce or taco sauce


  • Customize the Taco Braid with your favorite taco toppings to suit your taste preferences.
  • For a spicier kick, add diced green chilies or hot peppers to the ground beef mixture.
  • Ensure that the crescent roll dough is sealed tightly to prevent any filling from leaking out during baking.
  • Use lean ground beef or turkey for a healthier alternative.
  • Leftover Taco Braid can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days. Reheat in the oven or microwave before serving.


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a skillet over medium heat, cook the ground beef until browned and no longer pink. Drain any excess grease.
  3. Add the taco seasoning to the cooked ground beef, along with water as directed on the seasoning packet. Stir well to combine and simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Unroll the crescent roll dough onto the prepared baking sheet and press the seams together to form a single sheet.
  5. Spread the seasoned ground beef mixture down the center of the crescent roll dough, leaving about 2 inches of dough on each side.
  6. Sprinkle the shredded cheddar cheese over the ground beef.
  7. Fold the sides of the crescent roll dough over the filling, overlapping slightly, to create a braid-like pattern.
  8. Bake the Taco Braid in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and cooked through.
  9. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly before slicing.
  10. Serve the Taco Braid with shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, onions, and any other desired toppings.
  11. Enjoy hot and fresh from the oven!

The Taco Braid is a savory and satisfying dish that combines the flavors of a classic taco with the convenience of a handheld meal. With its flaky crescent roll crust, seasoned ground beef, gooey cheese, and vibrant toppings, this dish offers a delicious fusion of Tex-Mex flavors that will delight your taste buds and leave you craving more. Perfect for parties, game day gatherings, or weeknight dinners, the Taco Braid is sure to become a new family favorite.

Nutritional Information:
(Serving Size: 1 slice, based on 8 servings)

  • Calories: 290 kcal
  • Total Fat: 19g
  • Saturated Fat: 8g
  • Cholesterol: 45mg
  • Sodium: 750mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g
  • Sugars: 3g
  • Protein: 15g

(Note: Nutritional information may vary depending on specific ingredients and serving size.)

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