Southwest Beef Empanadas

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

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 6

1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1
package (1 oz) Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix
2/3
cup water
1
cup refrigerated hash brown potatoes
1
can (8 1/4 oz) sliced carrots, drained
1
tablespoon dried minced onion
4 1/2
cups Original Bisquick™ mix
1
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.

Expert Tips

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.

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

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
550
(
Calories from Fat
190),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
21g
21%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
Trans Fat
2 1/2g
2 1/2%
),
Cholesterol
45mg
45%;
Sodium
1940mg
1940%;
Total Carbohydrate
70g
70%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
8g
8%
),
Protein
20g
20%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
70%;
Vitamin C
6%;
Calcium
20%;
Iron
30%;
Exchanges:
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.