Beef Empanadas

Beef Empanadas

Enjoy dinner tonight with these delicious ground beef and vegetable empanadas recipe - ready in just 45 minutes using Pillsbury® refrigerated pie crusts.

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

45

Minutes

Makes

6

servings

1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1/2
teaspoon chili powder
1/4
teaspoon salt
1
can (14 1/2 oz) diced tomatoes with mild green chiles, well drained
1
box Pillsbury® refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box
1/2
cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese (2 oz)
1
egg, beaten
  1. Heat oven to 400°F. In 12-inch skillet, cook beef and onion over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain. Stir in chili powder, salt and tomatoes. Remove from heat.
  2. On ungreased large cookie sheet, unroll pie crusts. Spoon about 2 cups beef mixture onto half of each crust, spreading to within 1/2 inch of edge. Top each with 1/4 cup cheese.
  3. Brush edge of each crust with beaten egg. Fold untopped half of each crust over filling; press edge with fork to seal. Cut slits in several places in top of each; brush with beaten egg.
  4. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cut into wedges to serve.
Makes 6 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Pie Tip:
If you like cilantro, chop 2 tablespoons, and add it to the empanada filling with the tomatoes.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 510
    • (Calories from Fat 280),
  • Total Fat 31g
    • (Saturated Fat 12g,
    • Trans Fat 1g),
  • Cholesterol 100mg;
  • Sodium 690mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 39g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
    • Sugars 6g),
  • Protein 20g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 2 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 4 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.