Taco Filled Braid
- Cooking Time: 35 mins
- Servings: 8 -12
- Preparation Time: 30 mins
- 12 Rhodes™ Dinner Rolls> or 1 Loaf Rhodes™ Bread Dough, thawed to room temperature
- 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
- 1/2 medium size onion, chopped
- 1 packet taco seasoning
- 2 medium size tomatoes, diced
- 1 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, grated
- 1/4 cup olives, sliced
- sour cream and salsa, if desired
- Spray counter lightly with non-stick cooking spray.
- Roll combined rolls or loaf into a 12x16-inch rectangle.
- Cover with plastic wrap and let rest.
- Brown ground beef, onion and taco seasoning together and drain.
- Set aside to cool slightly. Stir tomatoes, cheese and olives into the meat mixture.
- Remove wrap from dough.
- Spoon mixture lengthwise in a 4-inch strip down center of dough.
- Make cuts 1 1/2-inches apart on long sides of dough to within 1/2-inch of filling.
- Begin braid by folding top & bottom strips toward filling.
- Then braid strips left over right, right over left.
- Finish by pulling last strip over and tucking under braid.
- Lift braid with both hands and place on a large sprayed baking sheet.
- Cover with sprayed plastic wrap and let rise 30 minutes.
- Remove wrap and bake at 350°F 30-35 minutes.
- Serve warm with sour cream and salsa, if desired.