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Picadillo Empanadas

Picadillo Empanadas
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Ingredients 12
  • Servings 10
Enjoy flavor-packed beef and veggie turnovers, Mexican style.
Updated April 29, 2021

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 (14.1 oz) refrigerated Pillsbury™ Pie Crusts (2 Count), softened as directed on box

Steps

  • 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 Facts

Serving Size: 1 Empanada
Calories
300
Calories from Fat
160
Total Fat
17g
27%
Saturated Fat
6g
31%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
15mg
4%
Sodium
330mg
14%
Potassium
220mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate
27g
9%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
2g
Protein
7g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
30%
30%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
10%
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 Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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