Empanadas With Chili-Cheese Sauce Recipe

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Empanadas With Chili-Cheese Sauce
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  1. Heat oven to 450.
  2. Place the beef in a 12 inch nonstick skillet over high heat. Cook, turning and breaking up the meat, until it is crumbled and browned.
  3. Meanwhile, use a rolling pin or straight-sided glass to flatten each biscuit until it measures about 4 1/2 inches across and is about 1/4” thick. If biscuits stick, use a bit of flour. Place the flattened biscuits on an ungreased baking sheet.
  4. When the meat is browned, stir in the taco seasoning mix and water. Remove from heat.
  5. Place 2 Tbsp of meat in the center of each bisquit; leave the meat you have left over in the skillet. Fold dough over the meat to form a turnover, stretching as necessary (it’s OK if it tears a little), then press down on the edges with the tines of a fork to seal. Bake the turnovers until golden brown, about 8 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, add the tomatoes with their juice and the salsa-cheese sauce to the skillet with the leftover meat and place over low heat, stirring well. Cook until heated through, continuing to simmer until the turnovers are done, stirring from time to time.
  7. To serve, place the turnovers on individual serving plates and top with about 1/3 cup of the chili-cheese sauce.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 601.13 Kcal (2517 kJ)
Calories from fat 219.84 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24.43g 38%
Cholesterol 90.28mg 30%
Sodium 689.67mg 29%
Potassium 810.07mg 17%
Total Carbs 62.1g 21%
Sugars 4.28g 17%
Dietary Fiber 0.57g 2%
Protein 33.58g 67%
Vitamin C 0.4mg 1%
Iron 5mg 28%
Calcium 114.5mg 11%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 171.62 Kcal (719 kJ)
Calories from fat 62.77 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.97g 38%
Cholesterol 25.77mg 30%
Sodium 196.9mg 29%
Potassium 231.28mg 17%
Total Carbs 17.73g 21%
Sugars 1.22g 17%
Dietary Fiber 0.16g 2%
Protein 9.59g 67%
Vitamin C 0.1mg 1%
Iron 1.4mg 28%
Calcium 32.7mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 13.9
  • 16

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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