Beef Empanadas

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

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 45 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 6

Ingredients

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.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    480
    (
    Calories from Fat
    250),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    28g
    28%
    (Saturated Fat
    12g,
    12%
    Trans Fat
    1/2g
    1/2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    100mg
    100%;
    Sodium
    720mg
    720%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    36g
    36%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    2g
    2%
    ),
    Protein
    19g
    19%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    10%;
    Vitamin C
    10%;
    Calcium
    10%;
    Iron
    10%;
    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.
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