Beef and Chile Empanadas

Zesty Mexican turnovers are bursting with beef, cheese and salsa. And they're easy to make with refrigerated pie crusts!

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 50 min
  • ingredients 5
  • servings 16

Ingredients

1
box Pillsbury™ refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box
1/2
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1
can (4 oz) Old El Paso™ chopped green chiles
1
cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 oz)
1
cup Old El Paso™ Thick ‘n Chunky salsa
  • 1 Heat oven to 425°F. Line large cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper, or spray with cooking spray. Unroll crusts. Cut each into 4 wedges.
  • 2 In 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until thoroughly cooked; drain. Stir in chilies. Spoon about 2 tablespoons mixture over half of each crust wedge to within 1/4 inch of edges. Top each with 1 tablespoon cheese. Brush edges of crust with water. Fold untopped dough over filling, forming triangle; press edges to seal. Place on cookie sheet.
  • 3 Bake 12 to 17 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool 10 minutes. Spoon salsa into small bowl. Place bowl in center of serving platter. Cut each warm empanada in half, forming 2 triangles. Arrange around bowl.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    160
    (
    Calories from Fat
    90),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    10g
    10%
    (Saturated Fat
    4 1/2g,
    4 1/2%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    20mg
    20%;
    Sodium
    320mg
    320%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    14g
    14%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Protein
    5g
    5%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    4%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    4%;
    Iron
    0%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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