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Taco Pinwheels

Cheesy beef and refried beans rolled up in crispy 2-ingredient dough. 

Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 260 kcal
Author Mason Woodruff

Ingredients

Taco Pinwheel Crust

  • 1 3/4 C (210g) All Purpose Flour
  • 1 C (227g) Fat Free Greek Yogurt
  • 1/2 Tbsp (8g) Olive Oil

Taco Filling

  • 1 lb Ground Beef nutrition facts with 96/4
  • 1 C (248g) Fat Free Refried Beans
  • 1/2 C (113g) Fat Free Greek Yogurt
  • 1/2 C (56g) Shredded Cheddar or your choice of cheese

Beef Seasoning (can sub for taco seasoning)

  • 2 Tbsp Cheddar Powder optional
  • 2 Tbsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F.

  2. Cook the ground beef over medium-high heat until no pink remains. Add the seasoning blend 3/4 way through cooking.

  3. Reduce the heat to low and add the Greek yogurt and beans, stirring well. Heat until warm throughout before allowing the mixture to cool while you prepare the crust. 

  4. Add the flour and 1 C yogurt to a food processor (you can also mix by hand). Pulse until a rough dough forms.

    greek yogurt and all purpose flour in a food processor
  5. Place the dough on a large piece of parchment paper or baking mat and use a rolling pin to roll the dough into a large rectangle (about 15x10). You may want to spray the surface with nonstick spray or lightly flour to prevent sticking. 

    2 ingredient dough on a baking mat
  6. Add the beef mixture on top of the rolled dough and top with the shredded cheese. Leave about an inch on the sides to prevent overflow when rolling. (Make sure the beef mixture isn't too warm before adding to the dough.)

    2 ingredient dough topped with beef and cheese
  7. Roll the dough, tucking the sides in once rolled. 

    rolled taco pinwheels before slicing
  8. Use a knife to slice the roll into 8 pieces, placing each slice on its side. Brush the olive oil around the edges of each slice. 

  9. Slice the parchment paper or baking mat onto a large baking sheet and bake for 28-32 minutes. The outer crust should be crisp and golden brown and the inner layers should be cooked through. (If the outside starts to burn before the inner layers bake, cover them with aluminum foil to finish baking.)

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Taco Pinwheels
Amount Per Serving (1 pinwheel)
Calories 260 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Total Carbohydrates 26g 9%
Protein 22g 44%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.