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Easy Italian Empanadas

  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 55 min
  • Ingredients 6
  • Servings 8

Tender biscuit pockets filled with Italian-flavored ground beef, tomatoes and Parmesan cheese make a great lunch or light dinner. MORE+ LESS-

Roxana Yawgel
October 13, 2016

Ingredients

1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1
cup Muir Glen™ organic diced tomatoes with basil and garlic (from 14.5-oz can)
1
teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
2
cloves garlic, thinly sliced, if desired
1/3
cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1
can (16.3 oz) Pillsbury™ Grands!™ Flaky Layers refrigerated Original biscuits

Steps

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  • 1
    In 8-inch skillet, cook beef over low to medium heat until no longer pink, breaking up beef with wooden spoon or spatula. Stir in tomatoes, Italian seasoning and garlic; season to taste with salt and pepper. Cook 3 minutes longer. Remove from heat; stir in Parmesan cheese.
  • 2
    Heat oven to 375ºF. Line 2 cookie sheets with cooking parchment paper.
  • 3
    On lightly floured work surface, split each biscuit into 2 rounds. With rolling pin, flatten each biscuit round into 4-inch round. Spoon small amount of beef mixture in center of each round; fold dough over to form semicircles. With fork or fingers, seal edges. Arrange on cookie sheets.
  • 4
    Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from cookie sheets to serving plate. Serve warm with your favorite marinara sauce, if desired.

Expert Tips

  • If you prefer, you can use a mixture of ground pork and ground beef for the filling.
  • The empanadas can be made a few hours ahead of time. Assemble the empanadas, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate. When needed, just bake in a preheated oven.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
300
Calories from Fat
120
% Daily Value
Total Fat
14g
21%
Saturated Fat
6g
28%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
40mg
13%
Sodium
590mg
25%
Potassium
110mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
28g
9%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
6g
Protein
15g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
15%
15%
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; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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