Bake-Off® Contest 39, 2000
Rockville, Maryland

Mini Picadillo Empanadas

Refrigerated corn biscuits make a conveniently "grand" crust for traditional Spanish foldovers.

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  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 50 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 16
 

Ingredients

1/2
lb. lean ground beef or turkey
1
cup Old El Paso® Thick 'n Chunky Salsa
2
tablespoons raisins
20
pimiento-stuffed green olives, sliced (about 1/3 cup)
1/2
teaspoon cumin
1/8
teaspoon cinnamon
1
(1 lb. 1.3-oz.) can Pillsbury® Grands!® Refrigerated Golden Corn Biscuits or 1 (16.3-oz.) can Pillsbury® Grands!® Refrigerated Buttermilk Biscuits

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  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Brown ground beef in large skillet over medium-high heat for 8 to 10 minutes or until thoroughly cooked, stirring frequently. Drain.
  • 2 Add all remaining ingredients except biscuits. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium; cook 3 to 4 minutes or until most of liquid has evaporated, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.
  • 3 Separate dough into 8 biscuits. With serrated knife, cut each biscuit in half horizontally to make 16 rounds. Press or roll each to form 4-inch round. Spoon 2 level measuring tablespoons ground beef mixture in center of each round. Fold dough over filling; press edges with fork to seal. Place on ungreased cookie sheets.
  • 4 Bake at 350°F. for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 5 minutes. Serve warm.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Brown ground beef in large skillet over medium-high heat for 8 to 10 minutes or until thoroughly cooked, stirring frequently. Drain.
  • 2 Add all remaining ingredients except biscuits. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium; cook 3 to 4 minutes or until most of liquid has evaporated, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.
  • 3 Separate dough into 8 biscuits. With serrated knife, cut each biscuit in half horizontally to make 16 rounds. Press or roll each to form 4-inch round. Spoon 2 level measuring tablespoons ground beef mixture in center of each round. Fold dough over filling; press edges with fork to seal. Place on ungreased cookie sheets.
  • 4 Bake at 350°F. for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 5 minutes. Serve warm.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Snack
Calories
140
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
520mg
520%;
Total Carbohydrate
15g
15%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.