From Betty's Soul Food Collection... Good things come in small packages, like these party-pleasin' pizza-flavored foldovers—similar to empanadas, meat-filled pastries popular in Latin America.
oz bulk hot pork sausage
teaspoon garlic powder
can (15 oz) pizza sauce
box Pillsbury™ refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box
Heat oven to 425°F. In 8-inch skillet, cook sausage over medium-high heat 6 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until pork is no longer pink; drain well. Stir in garlic powder and 1/4 cup of the pizza sauce.
Remove 1 crust from pouch. On work surface, roll into 13-inch round. With 3-inch round cutter, cut 11 rounds. Repeat with second crust.
Spoon about 1 teaspoon sausage mixture onto each round. Fold each in half; seal edges with fork. Cut small slit in top of each with sharp knife. Place on ungreased large cookie sheet. Brush each foldover with beaten egg.
Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Meanwhile, in 1-quart saucepan, heat remaining pizza sauce until hot. Serve warm appetizers with warm pizza sauce for dipping.
These foldovers are similar to "empanadas," meat-filled savory pastries popular throughout Latin America. Empanadas can be stuffed with vegetables and fish; sweet empanadas are made with fruit.
Assemble the foldovers in advance and arrange them on a cookie sheet; freeze until firm. Transfer the frozen foldovers to a resealable plastic freezer bag and freeze for up to 2 months. To serve, remove the desired number from the bag and bake as directed, increasing the baking time if necessary, until golden brown.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Appetizer
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Exchanges:1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.