Grands!™ Taco Monkey Bread

No one will be able to resist this clever, savory take on monkey bread! Blogger Brooke McLay from Cheeky Kitchen creates Viva la Taco Monkey Bread pairing spicy taco meat and sharp Cheddar cheese tossed with Pillsbury™ Grands!™ Flaky Layers refrigerated biscuits to make this easy, delicious recipe. By Pillsbury Kitchens
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20 Minutes Prep
40 Minutes Total
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6 Servings


Ingredient List
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1 1/2 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1 tablespoon Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 2 cans (16.3 oz each) Pillsbury™ Grands!™ Flaky Layers refrigerated Original biscuits
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (8 oz)
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1/2 cup chopped tomato
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1 avocado, pitted, peeled and diced
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1 medium lime, squeezed (1 to 2 tablespoons juice)
  • Small check mark in a circle icon Salt and pepper to taste
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1 1/2 cups shredded iceberg lettuce
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1/2 cup sour cream
Preparation
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 9x5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.
  2. In 12-inch skillet, cook ground beef with taco seasoning mix over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly cooked; set aside.
  3. Separate each can of dough into 8 biscuits; cut each into quarters. In large bowl, toss biscuit pieces with cooked ground beef and Cheddar cheese. Pour into loaf pan.
  4. Bake 35 minutes or until dark golden brown.
  5. Meanwhile, in medium bowl, toss tomato, onion, avocado, cilantro, lime juice, salt and pepper.
  6. Cool bread in pan 5 minutes. Place lettuce on serving plate. Invert bread onto plate over lettuce.
  7. Top with sour cream and tomato-avocado mixture. Serve immediately.
Expert Tips
  • You’ll need a pile of napkins to wipe your fingers…they’re going to get messy Tastes Like Chicken. Substitute shredded chicken for the ground beef in this recipe for a great flavor twist!
  • Top it Off! Don't feel limited in your toppings for this recipe! Feel free to add your favorite salsa, hot sauce, or other taco garnishes for a totally delicious meal or snack.