Thursday, November 14, 2013

Skinny Taco Melts



I love anything that contains the word "melt" in a recipe. I always know it is going to be something cheesy and delicious. I know Pillsbury has a recipe for taco melts that are made with biscuits. Call me weird...but I am just not a huge fan of biscuits. We rarely had them growing up so I just never really acquired a taste for them. Maybe it's a good thing since I know they wouldn't be great for my waistline! I did however want to make a recipe similar to the Pillsbury one. I decided to use refrigerated pizza dough instead. They turned out perfectly and were really good. I served it alongside rice and a salad to complete the meal.


Skinny Taco Melts
Adapted from Pillsbury
Makes Approx 8 Taco Melts
WW PP=4
Cal 159, Carbs 11.9, Fat 6.1, Protein 14.2

Ingredients
1 package taco seasoning mix
2/3 cup water
1 1/2cups salsa (I used Rotel since I was out of salsa)
1 lb lean  ground beef, cooked and drained (I used 93/7)
1 can refrigerated pizza dough 
1 cup reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese

In a medium saucepan cook beef, seasoning mix, water and rotel. Simmer until thickened.
Form pizza dough into 6-inch rounds. Spoon 1/3 cup meat mixture and 1 tablespoon cheese onto center of each round. Fold dough in half over filling; press to seal. 
Place on greased cookie sheet.
Bake at 375 9 to 14 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with sour cream if desired. Enjoy!

4 comments:

  1. I'm with you anything with the word melt has to be good, pinning to my everything yummy board. Followed you here from the Friday Flash blog hop.

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  2. Looks yummy! I make something similar in "braid" form. The flavors go great together!

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  3. Love this idea! Probably less messy than hard tacos and just as yummy. Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.

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