On a side note, I was blog browsing a while and came across a post, rather a rant I should call it, about how premade products are so completely atrocious and basically how dare any real food blogger should use such an ingredient, ever. It was so incredibly intolerant I was speechless for a few minutes. I almost left a comment, but in the end I didn't. I had the feeling she would go totally ballistic if someone disagreed with her. Isn't it funny how upset people get over how other people choose to cook?
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Anyways, I saw the original recipe for Flat Bread Tacos over at Your Homebased Mom a while back and knew I had to try it out. I had a half sized can of biscuits sitting in my fridge with no way to use them and this was the perfect solution. Since this is cooked in a pan with no oil, it is a great balance between freshly cooked and crispy, and a bit soft and chewy in spots.
Using her technique of cooking the biscuit dough in a dry pan, I changed the filling based on my preferences. You can see what she choose for her fillings here.
Flat Bread Taco Supreme
Makes several servings
1 lb. ground beef
1 pkg. Taco seasoning mix (feel free to use your own homemade mix of spices if you have them)
1 tube of Grands canned biscuits (I happened to use a Southern style, which was good but I'd prefer regular as Southern style had bits of butter flavoring in it)
chopped romaine lettuce mix
1. Cook the ground beef until browned. Rinse the meat if you'd like to make it more lean. Transfer back to the pot. Add taco seasoning and about 3/4 cup of water. Simmer for a few minutes and remove from heat. Set aside.
2. Prepare the biscuit dough: Separate pieces of biscuit dough from the can. Flatten them using your hand or a rolling pin and stretch them out as much as possible without ripping the dough. Heat a dry non stick saute pan over medium high, then add 2-3 pieces of the dough. Cook on each side until lightly browned and cooked though, about 1-2 minutes on each side. If the dough is getting browned too quickly, the heat is too high.
3. Layer your toppings. From top to bottom I went: refried beans, taco meat (the beans hold the meat in place so it doesnt spill all over), cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream and olives.
Source: Adapted from Your Homebased Mom
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