This Taco Braid is similar to a Calzone or Stromboli, except that the dough is braided together instead of folded or rolled up. It is filled with a mixture of ground beef, beans and cheese. You may notice that my picture doesn’t have any cheese in it. No excuses, I completely forgot to add cheese until we were eating it. It was delicious even without the cheese.
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Brown the ground beef in a skillet over medium high heat, about 5 minutes. Season with taco seasoning. Add onion, cooking until softened, about 2–3 minutes. Stir in Rotel and black beans.
Working on a baking sheet covered in foil or parchment paper, form pizza dough into a large rectangle that nearly covers the pan. Spread mixture along the center of the rectangle, lengthwise. Sprinkle with shredded cheese.
Using kitchen scissors, make cuts 1 inch apart along both sides of the dough on the long sides. Fold the strips over the filling, alternating sides to braid it together.
Bake until golden brown, about 30-40 minutes.
-Recipe adapted from 3 Mom’s and a Kitchen–