Taco Filled Braid

Your favorite taco ingredients all wrapped up in delicious roll dough and then baked to perfection.

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Servings: 8-12
Skills: Intermediate
Prep Time: 30 min (not including thaw time)
Bake Time: 35 min

Ingredients

  1. 12 Rhodes™ Dinner Rolls or 1 Loaf Rhodes™ Bread Dough, thawed to room temperature
  2. 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  3. 1/2 medium size onion, chopped
  4. 1 packet taco seasoning
  5. 2 medium size tomatoes, diced
  6. 1 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, grated
  7. 1/4 cup olives, sliced
  8. sour cream and salsa, if desired

Instructions

  1. Spray counter lightly with non-stick cooking spray.

  2. Roll combined rolls or loaf into a 12x16-inch rectangle.

  3. Cover with plastic wrap and let rest.

  4. Brown ground beef, onion and taco seasoning together and drain.

  5. Set aside to cool slightly.

  6. Stir tomatoes, cheese and olives into the meat mixture.

  7. Remove wrap from dough.

  8. Spoon mixture lengthwise in a 4-inch strip down center of dough.

  9. Make cuts 1 1/2-inches apart on long sides of dough to within 1/2-inch of filling.

  10. Begin braid by folding top & bottom strips toward filling.

  11. Then braid strips left over right, right over left.

  12. Finish by pulling last strip over and tucking under braid.

  13. Lift braid with both hands and place on a large sprayed baking sheet.

  14. Cover with sprayed plastic wrap and let rise 30 minutes.

  15. Remove wrap and bake at 350°F 30-35 minutes.

  16. Serve warm with sour cream and salsa, if desired.