Taco Melts

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:

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