• prep: 20 min
  • cook: 0 hr
  • total: 20 min
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  • Summary

    Think empanadas are hard to make? Think again! It’s easy to throw together this South American classic when you start with Pillsbury™ pie crusts. The filling is simple, too. Cheesy ground beef and vegetables give these empanadas big flavor without any fuss.

    Ingredients

    • 1 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
    • 1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
    • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 can (14 1/2 oz) diced tomatoes with mild green chiles, well drained
    • 1 box Pillsbury™ refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box
    • 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese (2 oz)
    • 1 egg, beaten

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 1
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 978 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 34 g 51.83%
    • Saturated Fat: 17 g 83.95%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 290 mg 96.76%
    • Sodium: 4324 mg 180.16%
    • Calcium: 443 mg 44.33%
    • Potassium: 468 mg 13.38%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 8 mg 44.17%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 26 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 12 g 48.84%
    • Sugar: 2 g
    • Protein: 136 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 63.67%
    • Vitamin C 176.18%
    • Vitamin D 3.11%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat3
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables5
    • Exchange - Lean Meat16
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total2 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy1 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total16 oz-eq

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