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easy empanadas my way

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Pat Duran
Las Vegas, NV

What's better than a hand-held sandwich? These self contained meat sandwiches are to die for.. your family will want these often. These are great served at picnics, backyard barbecues, and at your dinner table on a busy day. You better have copies made up, everyone will want the recipe.

(1 rating)
yield serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For easy empanadas my way

  • 1 lb
    lean ground beef
  • 1/2 c
    chopped sweet onion
  • 2 Tbsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp
    oregano flakes
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    taco seasoning
  • 1/2 c
    tomato sauce
  • 1/3 c
    green or black olives, sliced
  • 1 1/2 c
    shredded mexican blend cheese
  • 2 pkg
    refrigerated crescent rolls or 10 flour tortillas

How To Make easy empanadas my way

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 375^. In a large skillet scramble ground beef and onions, until no longer pink. Drain any liquid.
  • 2
    Add taco seasoning, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, and oregano . Stir well to combine.
  • 3
    Stir in tomato sauce, cheese and olives. Heat through and remove from heat.
  • 4
    Remove crescent rolls from container and roll each roll slightly. Place a heaping Tablespoon of the meat filling on the wide end of the roll.
  • 5
    Fold up like a crescent roll, pinching any openings together. Place on non stick foil. Bake in 375^ oven for 15 minutes or until golden crisp. Serve with tomato sauce as a dip. Any leftovers refrigerate for up to 3-4 days. Reheat in toaster oven for 4-5 minutes or until warmed through and crisp again on the outside; or in 400^ oven for 5-8 minutes.
  • 6
    If using tortillas heat them in the microwave for 12 seconds and fill with the meat mixture. Roll up like a burrito and enjoy.