Taco melts are a family favorite at our place. A favorite of mine because they are so quick an easy, even on a really busy night. A favorite of all my little eaters because they are like a mild little taco pocket. I have a couple of kids who would be thrilled if I served tacos every week, so these hit the spot without serving the exact same meal week after week.
Here’s what you need:
- 1 packet taco seasoning
- 2/3 cup water
- 1 1/2 cups salsa
- 1 pound ground beef, cooked and drained
- 1 package refrigerated biscuits (or use one batch of your favorite biscuit recipe)
- 1 cup grated Mexican cheese
- Sour cream, guacamole, or other taco toppings
Here’s what you do:
1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
2. In a medium saucepan, combine the meat, taco seasoning, water, and 1/2 cup of the salsa. Cook while stirring until it’s all well combined and thickened.
3. Press biscuit rounds out on the counter and roll them until they make a 6 inch round. Fill with taco mixture and 1 Tbsp. cheese. Fold the biscuit over and press around the edges to seal.
4. Place each one on a baking sheet and bake for 9-14 minutes or until golden brown.
5. Serve with remaining salsa, cheese, sour cream, guacamole, and other taco toppings.
I’ve tried a few yummy variations too. I love including black beans with the filling, and I don’t have to use much meat (or any!) if I add beans in. They are also really yummy made with chicken in place of the ground beef. I make them with pork and salsa verde in place of the regular salsa too – seriously yum. No matter how I make them, they are easy enough that my kids know how to make them on their own, and they get gobbled up every time. Here’s a printable recipe if you’d like to try them: