Picadillo Empanadas

Enjoy flavor-packed beef and veggie turnovers, Mexican style.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 50 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 10

Ingredients

2
tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2
cup finely chopped onion
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
2/3
cup 1/8-inch cubes carrots
1
cup peeled 1/8-inch cubes red potatoes
1/2
lb ground beef
1/2
cup tomato sauce
1/2
teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
2
tablespoons slivered almonds
2 tablespoons pitted chopped green olives, drained
Raisins, if desired
1
box Pillsbury™ refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In 10-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook onion and garlic in oil 2 minutes. Stir in carrots and potatoes. Cook 4 minutes. Stir in beef. Cook until beef is brown; drain. Stir in sauce and bouillon granules. Cook until potatoes are tender and mixture thickens. Stir in almonds, green olives and raisins. Remove from heat; cool slightly.
  • 2 On lightly floured surface, roll pie crusts into two 14-inch circles. Using 4 1/2-inch round cutter, cut 10 circles. Spoon 1 rounded tablespoonful filling onto half of each circle. Moisten edge of each with water. Fold in half; press edge with fork to seal. On ungreased cookie sheet, place 2 inches apart. Poke top of each once with fork to vent steam.
  • 3 Bake about 20 minutes or until light golden brown. Store leftovers loosely covered in refrigerator.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Empanada
    Calories
    300
    (
    Calories from Fat
    160),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    17g
    17%
    (Saturated Fat
    6g,
    6%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    15mg
    15%;
    Sodium
    330mg
    330%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    27g
    27%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
      Sugars
    2g
    2%
    ),
    Protein
    7g
    7%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    30%;
    Vitamin C
    2%;
    Calcium
    2%;
    Iron
    10%;
    Exchanges:
    1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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