Pizza dough with taco filling: savory taco braid!

Football season has begun, and countless men and women are experiencing fall sports fever! The perfect football party doesn’t require much: a few friends, a television, and your favorite beer. Snacks are also important, but chips and dip have nothing on this easy, creative recipe. Say hello to the taco braid!

You will need:

  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1 tbsp. cumin
  • 1 tbsp. paprika powder
  • 1 tbsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp. salt
  • 1 sheet pizza dough
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 8 oz grated cheese

Here's how:

    1. Heat the olive oil in a pan and sauté the onions and ground beef.
    2. Add the spices to the hot pan and mix well. 
    3. Roll out the pizza dough and using a pizza cutter, cut strips on both sides, about a third of the length of the sheet. The strips should be around two centimeters wide. 
    4. Distribute the ground beef evenly along the center section of the dough. Add the diced tomato and grated cheese. Save a bit of the cheese for later!
    5. Fold the strips of dough diagonally over the middle, alternating sides, so that you create a braid pattern. 
    6. Sprinkle the rest of the cheese over the top of the braided dough, and bake for 25 minutes at 375 °F.

If you can't decide between pizza and tacos, this is certainly a great solution! And hey, even if your favorite team doesn't win, the taco braid guarantees a satisfying evening with family and friends! 

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