Pork Picadillo Empanadas

Stuff pork picadillo into Pillsbury® biscuits to make these tasty empanadas – a dinner served with salsa.

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  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 8 hr 50 min
  • ingredients 13
  • servings 16
 

Ingredients

3/4
lb ground pork
1
small jalapeño chile, seeded, finely chopped
1
teaspoon chili powder
1
teaspoon ground cumin
3/4
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
cup golden raisins
2
cups chipotle salsa
2
tablespoons fresh lime juice
3
tablespoons chopped almonds, toasted
1/4
cup sour cream
1
can (16.3 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
1
egg, slightly beaten

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Steps

  • 1 In 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook pork over medium-high heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until no longer pink; drain. Add chile, chili powder, cumin, cinnamon and salt; cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in raisins, 1/2 cup of the salsa and the lime juice. Remove from heat; stir in almonds and sour cream. Cool.
  • 2 Separate dough into 8 biscuits. Split each biscuit in half to make 16 rounds. On lightly floured surface, roll each round to 4-inch diameter. Spoon pork mixture evenly in center of dough. Fold dough over filling, pressing edges with fork to seal. Wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate up to 8 hours.
  • 3 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray. Place empanadas on cookie sheet. Brush tops with beaten egg. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until golden. Cool 5 minutes. Serve empanadas with remaining 1 1/2 cups salsa.
  • 1 In 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook pork over medium-high heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until no longer pink; drain. Add chile, chili powder, cumin, cinnamon and salt; cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in raisins, 1/2 cup of the salsa and the lime juice. Remove from heat; stir in almonds and sour cream. Cool.
  • 2 Separate dough into 8 biscuits. Split each biscuit in half to make 16 rounds. On lightly floured surface, roll each round to 4-inch diameter. Spoon pork mixture evenly in center of dough. Fold dough over filling, pressing edges with fork to seal. Wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate up to 8 hours.
  • 3 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray. Place empanadas on cookie sheet. Brush tops with beaten egg. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until golden. Cool 5 minutes. Serve empanadas with remaining 1 1/2 cups salsa.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
120
,
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
),
Sodium
112mg
112%;
Total Carbohydrate
12g
12%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.