Tex-Mex Roll-ups

Tex-Mex Roll-ups {Macaroni and Cheesecake} We all know that the best time of year is approaching…appetizer season…oh I mean football season! Any excuse for a good appetizer is alright with me! This also makes a great easy meal, just add some chips & salsa & some cilantro lime rice and you are good to go! These were so fun and so delicious! Also, I am all about easy meals these days as I have returned to work part-time, I’d love to hear some of your favorite easy weeknight meals to try!

Tex-Mex Roll-ups {Macaroni and Cheesecake}

Tex-Mex Roll-Ups
Source: The Girl Who Ate Everything
Makes approximately 18 rolls

2 cans refrigerated pizza dough (like Pillsbury’s)
1 lb. lean ground beef
1 packet taco seasoning
1/3 cup plus 1 tbsp. water
2 cups shredded cheese
Sour Cream, Guacamole, & Salsa for Topping

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray, set aside.

Brown your ground beef & drain off any excess water/grease. Add the taco seasoning & water. Stir to incorporate and heat over medium heat for 2-3 minutes. Set aside and let cool slightly.

On a clean surface, roll out one of your pizza dough cans into a large rectangle. Sprinkle half of the meat over top of the dough, leaving about 1/2 inch around the edges. Sprinkle half the cheese over top. Using the long side of the dough, roll up into a tight roll and cut into 1 inch slices. Repeat all steps for 2nd can of pizza dough.

Place pizza rolls on your prepared baking sheet, approximately 2 inches apart. Bake for approximately 10-12 minutes until golden brown. Serve with desired toppings such as sour cream, salsa, guacamole, etc.

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  1. these look good! this year i’m being intentional about easy dinners since my husband & i both work full time and our new house is farther away from work than our apartment was. so, i’ve been cooking bigger meals with leftovers on the weekends and just making one big dinner per week (on a night i feel like cooking & have no other commitments). the other nights we eat leftovers or something easy like black beans & rice with burrito toppings, breakfast sandwiches, pasta with sauce i’ve made & frozen, etc. we were talking about this last night actually, and i really think it’s the clean up, not the cooking, that can make weeknight dinners tough. for the first time in our 6 yr marriage i get the temptation to go out or get takeout! hope you’re enjoying being back to work!
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  2. Brittany R says:


    I recently started working again as well. It is rewarding and I love my job, but dinner time is definitely not as easy as it once was. I use my crock pot all the time. I find a lot of great slow cooker recipes on recipesthatcrock.com. Mandy also posted this link on her blog, southyourmouth.com http://www.southyourmouth.com/2015/08/15-best-slow-cooker-recipes-for-dinner.html

    I hope this helps!

  3. Talk about delicious! I could really eat a few of these right about now. Being from Australia, I have never seen anything like these but I can clearly see I’ve been missing out!
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