September 1, 2011

Taco Braid

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This recipe is one of my FAVORITES! My family LOVES it! We serve it to company, and they rave about it. It is that good. And, it looks pretty, but is really easy to make! I have listed the ingredients, and how I substitute my long-term food storage into the recipe. I make mine with my easy wheat dough recipe, TVP taco, dehydrated peppers, and homemade salsa on the side.

  • One pound bread dough or croissant rolls
  • 1 pound ground beef and 1 packet of taco seasoning (1 1/4 cups Taco TVP and 1 1/4 cups water)
  • 1 chopped onion (1 cup freeze dried onion and 1 cup water)
  • Bell pepper (1/2 cup  red and green pepper with 1 cup water)
  • 3/4 cup chunky salsa
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (Freeze dried cheese would work, too)
  • Beans (optionals)
Optional Toppings:
  • Sour cream (You can use THRIVE sour cream powder if you want)
  • Chopped tomatoes
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Mushrooms
1. Preheat oven to 375`.

2. Brown ground beef, onions, and pepper. Drain the grease. Then, stir in taco seasoning and water according to package directions. (If you are using your TVP, freeze dried onion, and dehydrated peppers, just rehydrate with the water and cook until boiling.) Add cheese until melted, and remove from heat. Add salsa and set mixture aside.

3. Roll out bread dough until it is thin and in a rectangle. On a lightly greased pizza pan, or round baking stone, place the dough (or roll it out on pan). Divide dough into thirds, making a slight mark with knife down each third. Then, cut every 2 inches down each side to create your braids. (Like this.)

4. Scoop meat mixture evenly onto the middle of the dough. Bring in each 2 inch part, first from one side then the other to form your braid.

5. Bake 20 to 30 minutes or until golden brown.

Enjoy! Please, leave a comment if you make it and let me know what you think!

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