Crescent Taco Ring

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Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon cornmeal
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped olives
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 (16 ounce) can whole tomatoes
  • 1 (12 ounce) can whole kernel corn
  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 2 cans refrigerated quick crescent dinner rolls
  • 2 cup shredded American or Cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In large skillet or Dutch oven, brown ground beef; drain.
  3. Stir in remaining ingredients except crescent rolls, cheese and 1 tablespoon cornmeal.
  4. Simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally while preparing crust.
  5. Separate crescent dough into 8 rectangles; spoke fashion in 12 cup fluted tube pan, forming crust. Press to seal.
  6. Sprinkle bottom with 1 tablespoon cornmeal and cheese.
  7. Spoon ground beef mixture over cheese.
  8. Cut each remaining crescent rectangle into 4 short strips; lay across top of filling spoke-fashion. Seal to outer and inner dough edges.
  9. Bake for 25 to 35 minutes.
  10. Cool upright in pan 10 minutes; invert onto serving plate.