Sunday, February 21, 2010

What’s In Your Pocket?!

I’ve been terrible about going to the grocery store lately!!  Because I always leave my list either at home or in the car, I inevitably forget something that I need.  Fortunately, I always have the “staples” at home so dinner doesn’t have to suffer.  This recipe came about because I had no taco shells for tacos & no lettuce for taco salad.  And let’s face it…everything tastes better inside a crescent roll :)


1 lb. ground beef

2 tbsp. taco seasoning {I used McCormick’s}

1/2 small yellow onion, chopped

Shredded cheddar cheese

2 cans crescent rolls

Salsa/Picante Sauce {I used PACE}


Tomatoes, Sour Cream, Guacamole, Black Olives


Brown meat & chopped onion.  Drain & return to pan.

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Add 1/2 cup of water and 2 tablespoons of taco seasoning & heat until water evaporates. Stir in cheese.  I like to add the cheese while the meat’s still in the pan because it melts pretty quickly :)  If you’d rather wait to add the cheese, you can do that too :)  You really can’t screw this one up!

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On a separate baking sheet, unroll crescents and separate into 8” rectangles.  Press the perforations to seal. These will be your “pockets”!

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Now spoon the taco meat onto the crescent & top with 2-3 teaspoons of salsa. 

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Fold the other end of the crescent over the taco meat & use a fork to seal the edges. I definitely OVERLOADED the crescents so I had some serious seepage issues!!  But they were still DELICIOUS!!!

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Bake at 400 for 13-15 minutes or until crescents are brown.

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These are SO easy…so tasty…so downright DELICIOUS!!!!  Top with sour cream,guacamole, tomatoes, black olives…or whatever you want.  You really can’t go wrong with anything!  SO, what’s in your pocket{s}?!?!


  1. Save couple of left over crescent rolls and stuff with apple pie filling and a little cinnamon/sugar. Bake along with the taco pockets and you will have desert ready to eat right after dinner!

    If it is chocolate you crave...stuff the crescent roll with a fun size candy bar before good!!!

  2. Ummmm...trying those out ASAP!!! Apples & chocolate?!?! Two of my FAVORITE things! I never would've thought about putting them inside crescent rolls!! THANK YOU!!!!!

  3. YUM!!! I can't wait to try this...I always have these ingredients on hand, so this will be perfect for a lazy dinner night :) Thanks!!