Tasty Thursday (instead of Tuesday ;-): Taco Bars

Here’s a recipe that I found on the internet a long time ago. I made it for dinner tonight, and the boys loved it.

Taco Bars


1 pound ground beef

1 package taco seasoning

2 tubes crescent rolls

1 cup sour cream

2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

1/2 cup salsa


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.


Brown ground beef; drain fat; add taco seasoning and prepare meat according to taco seasoning instructions.


Unroll one tube of crescent rolls, and place on bottom of 9×13 pan. Press seams together, and spread to cover the pan.


Bake in 375 degree oven until rolls just start to brown, about 6 minutes.


Cover pre-baked crescent rolls with beef, spread sour cream over the beef, top with salsa and cheese. Unroll second tube of crescent rolls, and place on top.


Bake for 20-25 minutes. Let set for 10 minutes before serving.

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