I don’t know about you, but I’m a big fan of tacos. What I like about them is pretty much everything; the taste, the crunchy shell, and the sour cream on top.
It’s often hard to find something different to eat when it comes to tacos, so why not combine two of the most amazing foods into one? That’s right: I’m talking about taco braid.
The taco braid dish is a strange hybrid between Latin food and Italian cuisine. Eating taco braid has been described as a mixture of consuming pizza and tacos in the same bite.
Minced beef seasoned with taco spices, topped with shredded cheese and tomatoes, and wrapped in braided pizza dough. It’s a delicious, delicious, and different way to eat taco braid!
- 1 lb. ground beef
- 1 refrigerated pizza crust
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- ½ cup chopped onion
- 3 tablespoon Homemade Taco Seasoning
- 1 cup shredded cheese
- ½ cup water
- 1 tomato, diced
- 2 cups chopped Romaine lettuce
- 2 tbsp butter melted
- Taco sauce and sour cream, to serve, as desired
- line a rimmed baking sheet using parchment paper.
- Preheat the oven to 375 F.
- Put olive oil and onions in a skillet over medium heat. This, stirring occasionally, until onions soften, about 3 minutes 5 minutes. Cook until the minced meat is brown.
- Mix the water with the homemade taco seasoning until everything is combined. Heat to low and let it cook for 5 minutes to 7 minutes.
- Transfer the paper to your work area and roll out the pizza dough with a rolling pin to a size of 10 x 15 inches.
- Cut slices 112 inches thick and 3 inches long down both long sides of the dough using a knife or pizza cutter.
- Place the ground beef in the center of the dough, leaving approximately an inch at the top and bottom. After covering the meat with 3/4 cup of cheddar, add the diced tomato.
- Fold one end of the braid up and fasten it by wrapping the first two slices around it. Just until the last two slices are wrapped, continue wrapping with opposing slices.
- To secure the end, fold it up, and wrap the remaining two slices around it.
- Brush the top and sides of the pan with melted butter. Top with the remaining 1/4 cup of cheese.
- Place the parchment-lined braid on the rimmed baking tray.
- Bake in a 350-degree oven for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown.
- let it cool down before serving.
- If desired, top with chopped romaine lettuce, more tomatoes, and cheese. Add sour cream and taco sauce before serving.