Monday, March 16, 2009

Have A Ball Baby!

Here is one recipe the kids will enjoy to help make, as well as eat :)

Looks like Mr. Sunshine!

I served this dish with Mexican Rice, sour cream, olives, lettuce, tomato, cheese and salsa.

Taco Ball Ring
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided
2 tablespoons water
2 to 4 tablespoons taco seasoning
1/2 pound ground beef
2 tubes (8 ounces each) refrigerated crescent rolls
1/2 medium head iceberg lettuce, shredded
1 medium tomato, chopped
4 green onions, sliced
1/2 cup sliced ripe olives
2 jalapeno peppers, sliced
Sour cream and salsa, optional
In a large bowl, combine 1 cup cheese, water and taco seasoning. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into 16 balls.
Place meatballs on a greased rack in a shallow baking pan. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 12 minutes or until meat is no longer pink. Drain meatballs on paper towels. Reduce heat to 375°.
Arrange crescent rolls on a greased 15-in. pizza pan, forming a ring with pointed ends facing the outer edge of the pan and wide ends overlapping.
Place a meatball on each roll; fold point over meatball and tuck under wide end of roll (meatball will be visible). Repeat. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until rolls are golden brown.
Transfer to a serving platter. Fill the center of the ring with lettuce, tomato, onions, olives, jalapenos, remaining cheese, and sour cream and salsa if desired. Yield: 16 servings

**thank you for your kind emails everyone :)
I am doing well. This has been a busy year already! I hope you are all well and having fun on your Spring Break.....Can you believe it's that time already??


Talita said...

Hi, Saralynn! This taco ball ring is awesome! I just have to copy the recipe! Looks delish!

Anonymous said...

This looks awesome! ..and where have you been, young lady!! :)

Joyce said...

Hi, Saralynn,

This looks so delicious. No wonder your kids enjoy it.

Thanks for your kind comment over my way, too. <3

Donna-FFW said...

This looks perfect for me to make with my children!! Thanks for the idea.

Nadine said...

Oh my, that looks so good.

We're getting ready to move again to NY. Tom is doing well with chemo and life right now is busy because of the move. Thanks for asking.

artisbliss said...

How cool!