Easy Cheesy Taco Pies
Seasoned ground beef and cheese sticks wrapped up in dinner roll dough then baked in the oven and dunked in your favorite sauce. These turned out fabulous and I didn’t even have to make the dough. I bought frozen dinner roll dough, thawed it overnight in the refrigerator and it couldn’t have been any easier.
Spray a baking sheet with cooking oil.
In a large skillet, over medium heat,
cook the ground beef and onion
until no pink remains then
discard the fat.
Add the taco seasoning and mix well.
Remove from the heat and let cool.
I had placed the dinner roll frozen
dough bag in the refrigerator
overnight to thaw, unopened.
Take out a ball of dough, press it
flat with your hand then roll it
into a circle with a rolling pin.
Add a heaping tablespoon of the
meat mixture to the center.
Cut each cheese stick into 3 pieces.
Place a piece of cut cheese stick
on top of the ground beef.
Fold the dough over to a half circle
shape and gently press closed.
Using a fork, press the edges
together to seal. Do not poke
any holes in the dough.
Place the pies on the
prepared baking sheet.
In a bowl, melt the butter then add
the garlic powder and dried parsley.
Stir until the parsley is rehydrated.
Brush the butter mixture
on top of the pies.
Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven
for 10-12 minutes or until golden
brown. These brown best if you bake
them one pan at a time on the middle
rack. These can be reheated in the
microwave and they also freeze well.
Easy Cheesy Taco Pies
- 1# ground beef
- 1 medium onion, diced small
- 2 Tbsp. taco seasoning
- 48 oz. package of frozen dinner rolls, thawed in the refrigerator overnight
- 10-12 unwrapped cheese sticks
- 4 Tbsp. butter
- 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
- 1 tsp. dried parsley
- taco sauce or your favorite dipping sauce
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Spray a large baking sheet with cooking oil.
- In a large skillet, over medium heat, cook the ground beef and onion until no pink remains then drain the fat.
- Add the taco seasoning and mix well. Remove from the heat to cool.
- Take one piece of dinner roll dough and flatten it with your hand. Using a rolling pin, roll it into a larger circle.
- Add a heaping tablespoon of ground beef to the center of the dough.
- Cut each cheese stick into three pieces. Place one cut piece on top of the ground beef.
- Fold the dough over the meat and cheese to make a half circle. Press the dough closed lightly with your finger. Using a fork, seal the edge of the dough by pressing down. Be careful NOT to poke any holes in the dough or the cheese will leak out.
- Place the pie onto the prepared baking sheet.
- In a bowl, melt the butter. Add the garlic powder and dried parsley, stirring until the parsley is rehydrated, about 1 minute. Brush the butter over the tops of the pies.
- Bake one pan at a time on the center rack for 10-12 minutes or until the tops are a golden brown then serve.
Categories: Cheese, Ground Beef, Pies, Spices/Seasoning
This looks so easy and so good. I will have to try this.
They were amazing Christy, enjoy!!! Thank you
Ah…wonderful idea to use frozen dough. I just cringe at the mess of making dough. I can see using this idea for lots of fillings for the two of us. Thanks again for the idea!
Yes, just take out the dough balls to make what you need the night before. I don’t think I will ever use homemade dough again. Thank you!
these look amazing
Thank you Beth they tasted so good. The easiest meat pies I have ever made.
I love that you come up with these easy but yummy recipes. Could grated cheese be used instead of cheese sticks or would the cheese not have the right consistency melted?
Thank you, I was so happy how this turned out. You definitely could use any type of cheese, however, I would mix the grated cheese into the ground beef once it cooled and before you put it on the dough.
Thanks for the advice! Presently I don’t have a stove top or oven to use, other than a toaster oven, so I’ll wait to try it. I have it saved though.
Thanks so much!
You’re very welcome!
That is a very creative recipe. Almost seem like taco dumplings or perogies too! 😊
Thank you! I wasn’t sure they would turn out but they tasted great and were perfect for dipping! I don’t think I will ever use any other dough again. Thank you Ab!
Love it! Looks fancy, but easy!
What I loved about these Betty, besides the taste and how easy they were, is they held together so well making them easy to dip. We had leftovers and after we microwaved them, they tasted like they just came out of the oven. I will use the frozen dinner roll dough from now on. Thank you Betty!
Damn, now I want some.
Hahaha they were delicious and easy to dunk. Thank you!
Thank you so much!
I’d probably finish off a good deal of those – they look so good.
The two of us ate them all in a couple of days, they were so good. Thank you Linda!
These look quite yummy Diane
Thank you June, they tasted so good.
I’ll bet these were a big hit. Happy Valentine’s Day.
Yes they were, my husband and I ate them all! Lol We reheated them in the microwave for lunches. I told my husband we could freeze them and he said no way! lol Thank you Bernadette.
This is a fun way to use those rolls! Many possibilities.
They made for the best dipping or grab and go pie as they were solid and delicious. Thank you Dorothy!
You make it look so easy Diane … and delicious! Looks like this can be enjoyed while watching a long movie 😉.
Thank you for your nice comment!
Oh my goodness these would be so wonderful for a party!
Seriously they are perfect for a party. They make a lot and they reheat perfectly. Thank you Tierney!
I am always trying to find easy recipes to bring to parties and BBQs for appetizers and these sound great. I will save this one and give it a try. As always, thanks Diane.
These would be perfect for a party etc., you’re very welcome Carla.