Friday, January 27, 2023


This is perfect for dinner, game day, or anytime.

1 pkg. premade pie crusts

1 lb. lean ground beef

1 - 2 c. jar salsa

2 - 3 T. olive oil

1/2 c. chopped onion

1 c. shredded cheese

non stick cooking spray

1/2 tsp. each:  lime juice, granulated garlic

1/4 c. flour

1/4 tsp. each: salt, pepper, chopped jalapeño pepper

Take pie crust out of refrigerator to thaw.

Preheat oven according to package instructions.

Spray baking sheets with nonstick cooking spray.

Peel, rinse and chop onion.

Preheat skillet to medium high heat, lower heat to medium, add oil.

Add meat, salt, pepper, jalapeño, onion, garlic, salsa, lime juice to skillet and cook for 10 - 12 min., stirring occasionally.

While meat is cooking, sprinkle some flour on workspace board and on rolling pin.

Open one of the pie crusts and roll out onto work board. 

Roll out dough with rolling pin. 

Cut out 6 circles from dough with a round cookie cutter. 

Roll out each circle. 

Whem meat is finished cooking, turn off stove and with a clean spoon, spoon some of the meat into the middle of the circles. 

Sprinkle some of the cheese over meat and fold over dough circles to cover meat. 

Wet a clean fork and crimp edges of empanadas. 

Repeat process with remaining pie crusts.

Arrange empanadas on baking sheets and place in oven to cook for 15 - 20 min.

Halfway through cooking, flip empanadas over on other side to cook.

Keep an eye on them so that they don’t burn.

Serves 4.

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