We’ve all seen the crescent taco ring, and that is a great game day food. It got me to thinking that it might be fun to make the same recipe, but make it into the shape of a football for game day. I wasn’t sure if it would work, but I crossed my fingers.
Phew! This taco crescent came out of the oven holding it’s shape perfectly.
Now, I can breathe and show you how to make one!
Here’s what you’ll need to make one for game day:
- 1 lb. of ground meat – I used ground sirloin
- taco seasoning – 1 packet
- 2 packages of crescent dough sheets (you can substitute packages of original crescent dough)
- sour cream
- shredded cheese
- cherry tomatoes – sliced
- sliced olives
- other taco toppings you would like to add
- Use a non stick foil or parchment paper, set your roll of crescent dough down in the middle *If using original crescents then press seams together
- Using a large skillet, brown your meat, and use the directions on the back of the taco seasoning packet to make your taco seasoned meat – making sure the juices have thickened up and are no longer runny
- Once the meat is ready, scoop it out into a football (thin oval) onto your crescent sheet
- Lay your other crescent sheet over the top and press to seal around your football shape meat
- Use scissors to cut around the shape of the meat and press the dough again to form a firm seal – don’t worry if it’s not perfectly sealed. As the dough bakes it will seal itslef
- Bake your football crescent in an oven that is set to 350 degrees for about 15 minutes, or until dough is golden and cooked through
- Allow the football to cool for about 5 minutes
- Grab a zip-tight bag and poor about 1/4 cup of sour cream into the bag
- Snip one corner of the bag and decorate the football with laced down the middle and semi-circles on the end
- Serve with taco toppings like, shredded lettuce, sour cream, shredded cheese, tomatoes, olives, etc…