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Mini Taco Empanadas

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Mini Taco Empanadas
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Servings 32
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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.
by: Guest Blogger
Updated Apr 23, 2021
Make With
Make With
Pillsbury Pie Crust

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 box (14.1 oz) refrigerated Pillsbury™ Pie Crusts (2 Count)
  • 1/2 cup guacamole, for serving
  • 1/2 cup sour cream, for serving

Steps

  • 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

90 Calories, 5g Total Fat, 1g Protein, 7g Total Carbohydrate, 0g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
90
Calories from Fat
50
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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