Oh Taco Pinwheels, I can’t stop, wont stop!! All you need is puff pastry, taco meat, tomatoes and cheese plus a few bowls of toppings like guacamole!
I LOVE appetizers at football parties and even for dinner. Yes, for dinner. I’ve totally ordered appetizers at restaurants as my main dish. Hello Cheesecake Factory Avocado Egg Rolls!
Taco pinwheels are a great appetizer that even the kids can help you make. Just watch how easy it is!
What is Puff Pastry
We often get emails when we use puff pastry and the subject is always the same, what is puff pastry and is puff pastry the same as crescent roll dough?
Puff pastry is one of the most beautiful doughs ever. It’s made from hundreds of ultra-thin layers of butter wrapped between hundreds of paper-thin layers of dough. In the oven, the liquid rapidly evaporates making the individual layers puff higher and higher. The butter also melts into the dough, turning it golden and crispy. It’s heaven.
Puff pastry is not the same thing as crescent roll. Crescent roll is like a bread dough with yeast and the butter layer is added before merely rolling it into a crescent roll.
Puff pastry is when the dough is wrapped around a hunk of butter, which is repeated multiple times and creates the most delicate flaky layers.
Store bought puff pastry is a must for us. It takes too long to make it from scratch, and the store bought is a great product. However, you must defrost store bought puff pastry on the counter. There’s no rushing that. Just let it sit out.
Cook ground beef with Homemade Taco Seasoning and a little water then let it thicken in the pan. That taco seasoning is the best in all the land. Make a big ol’ jar and store it in the cupboard. Bam!
Now spread the meat on the puff, add tomatoes and cheese, and totally feel free to throw on beans, corn or anything else your heart desires.
Carefully, and very tightly roll that sucker up and slice. Lay everything on a baking sheet and bake!
We love to serve these with cilantro lime ranch, guacamole, salsa or even just sour cream. Well, not me because I don’t love them in sour cream but apparently our friends do. I’m all about pleasing them too.
So stinking easy to make these taco pinwheels for lunch, dinner, appetizers or snacking during a party!
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Enjoy! This isn't a great recipe to make ahead of time or freeze.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 109 Total Fat: 8g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 4g Cholesterol: 27mg Sodium: 117mg Carbohydrates: 2g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 0g Protein: 8g
This isn't a great recipe to make ahead of time or freeze.
Pepperoni pizza in an easy to easy appetizer pinwheel!