Southwest Beef Empanadas

Southwest Beef Empanadas

Love meat and potatoes? Here's a tasty way to wrap up the basics for hearty appetites.

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lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
package (1 oz) Old El Paso® taco seasoning mix
cup water
cup refrigerated hash brown potatoes
can (8 1/4 oz) sliced carrots, drained
tablespoon dried minced onion
4 1/2
cups Original Bisquick® mix
cup boiling water
  1. Heat oven to 400°F. Grease cookie sheet with shortening or cooking spray.
  2. In 10-inch skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly cooked; drain. Stir in taco seasoning mix, 2/3 cup water, the potatoes, carrots and onion. Reduce heat to medium; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. In medium bowl, stir Bisquick mix and boiling water until dough forms. On surface sprinkled with Bisquick mix, roll dough in Bisquick mix to coat; knead 20 times. Divide dough into 6 balls. Pat or roll each ball into 7-inch round. Place on cookie sheet.
  4. Spoon about 1/2 cup beef mixture onto half of each round. Moisten edge of round with water. Fold round over beef mixture; press edge with fork to seal. Cut 3 small slits in top of each crust to allow steam to escape.
  5. Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until light golden brown.
Makes 6 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Did You Know?
Empanadas are Spanish turnovers. Usually an individual serving with a savory filling, they can also have fruit fillings and be large enough to serve a family or be bite-size appetizer pastries.
Special Touch
If you prefer, you can use mini cookie cutters or canapé cutters to cut decorative holes in the top of each crust, rather than cutting 3 small slits.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 550
    • (Calories from Fat 190),
  • Total Fat 21g
    • (Saturated Fat 6g,
    • Trans Fat 2 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 45mg;
  • Sodium 1940mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 70g
    • (Dietary Fiber 3g,
    • Sugars 8g),
  • Protein 20g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 2 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 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;
    • 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 4 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.