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.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 60 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

1 1/2
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1
tablespoon Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix (from 1-oz package)
2
cans (16.3 oz each) Pillsbury™ Grands!™ Flaky Layers refrigerated biscuits
2
cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (8 oz)
1
avocado, pitted, peeled and diced
1/2
cup chopped tomato
1/4
cup chopped red onion
1
tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
1
to 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (1 medium lime)
Salt and pepper to taste
1 1/2
cups shredded iceberg lettuce
1/2
cup sour cream
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 9x5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray. In 12-inch skillet, cook beef and taco seasoning mix 5 to 7 minutes over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until beef is thoroughly cooked. Separate each can of dough into 8 biscuits; cut each into quarters. In large bowl, toss biscuit pieces with cooked beef and cheese. Pour into loaf pan.
  • 2 Bake 35 minutes or until dark golden brown. Cool 5 minutes.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in medium bowl, toss avocado, tomato, onion, cilantro, lime juice, salt and pepper. Place lettuce on serving plate. Invert bread onto plate over lettuce. 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.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
720
,
% Daily Value
Total Fat
42g
42%
(Saturated Fat
16g,
16%
),
Sodium
1390mg
1390%;
Total Carbohydrate
54g
54%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
),
Protein
32g
32%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 2 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.