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Mini Taco Empanadas

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Servings 32

With all of the delicious flavors of tacos, these empanadas will be a big hit with every crowd. Serve as an appetizer, snack or even a light meal. MORE + LESS -

Guest Blogger
September 20, 2016

Ingredients

1
tablespoon olive oil
6
oz. lean ground beef, pork or chicken
2
teaspoons Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix
3/4
cup Old El Paso™ Thick ‘n Chunky salsa (any variety)
1/4
cup finely grated cheddar cheese
1
egg
1
(14 oz.) box Pillsbury™ Refrigerated Pie Crust (refrigerated rolled pie crust)
1/2
cup guacamole, for serving
1/2
cup sour cream, for serving

Steps

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  • 1
    In skillet, heat oil over medium heat; crumble in ground beef. Stir in taco seasoning; cook for 5 to 8 minutes or until browned. Stir in 1/4 cup salsa; cook for 2 to 4 minutes or until most of the liquid has evaporated and pan is dry. Let cool completely. Stir in cheese.
  • 2
    Preheat oven to 400° F. Beat egg with 1 tablespoon water; set aside. Unroll pie crusts on clean work surface. Cut out 32 rounds, about 2 1/2 inches each, discarding scraps.
  • 3
    Place 1 teaspoon beef filling in center of each round; brush outer edges with egg wash. Bring edges of pastry together to create half-moon shape and enclose filling; crimp edges with a fork to seal the dough.
  • 4
    Brush tops with egg wash. Arrange on large baking sheet lined with parchment paper; bake for about 15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with remaining salsa, guacamole and sour cream.
 

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
90
Calories from Fat
50
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
8%
Saturated Fat
2g
11%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
190mg
8%
Potassium
30mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
7g
2%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
0g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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