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Spicy Beef Empanadas

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  • 30 min prep time
  • 60 min total time
  • 7 ingredients
  • 8 servings
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Feel the flavors of Argentina with this chimichurri-inspired easy biscuit-based empanada.

Ingredients

3/4
lb 85% ground beef
1
cup diced white onion
1/4
teaspoon red pepper flakes
2
tablespoons red wine vinegar
1/2
cup chopped fresh cilantro
1
can (16.3 oz) Pillsbury™ Grands!™ Flaky Layers original refrigerated biscuits (8 biscuits)
1
cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese (4 oz)

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350ºF. Heat 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; add beef, onion, pepper flakes and 1/2 teaspoon salt, stirring to break up meat. Cook 5 to 6 minutes or until beef is no longer pink. Remove from heat; drain and return to pan. Stir in vinegar and cilantro.
  • 2 Separate dough into 8 biscuits. Press or roll each to form 6-inch round. Scoop 1/4 cup beef mixture on center of each round; top each with 2 tablespoons cheese.
  • 3 Fold each in half; gently stretching dough over filling, pressing seal.
  • 4 Using fork, press seams to seal. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 24 to 26 minutes or until golden brown.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350ºF. Heat 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; add beef, onion, pepper flakes and 1/2 teaspoon salt, stirring to break up meat. Cook 5 to 6 minutes or until beef is no longer pink. Remove from heat; drain and return to pan. Stir in vinegar and cilantro.
  • 2 Separate dough into 8 biscuits. Press or roll each to form 6-inch round. Scoop 1/4 cup beef mixture on center of each round; top each with 2 tablespoons cheese.
  • 3 Fold each in half; gently stretching dough over filling, pressing seal.
  • 4 Using fork, press seams to seal. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 24 to 26 minutes or until golden brown.

Expert Tips

Sprinkle any extra chopped cilantro over the baked empanadas for a little pop of green.

Try a four-cheese Mexican blend instead of the Monterey Jack cheese.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
300
Calories from Fat
130
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15g
22%
Saturated Fat
7g
34%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
40mg
13%
Sodium
560mg
23%
Total Carbohydrate
27g
9%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
5g
Protein
14g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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