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Monday, December 19, 2011

Cheater Empanadas

I love empanadas! If you don't know what they are, let me fill you in on their deliciousness. An empanada is a stuffed bread or pastry. They can be filled with meat, cheese, fruit, chocolate, whatever. They are really popular in in Central and South America. I was introduced to them years ago by a friend, but those were completely homemade. Traditional empanadas contain handmade bread, but I try to make things as quick and easy as possible.
This recipe I got years ago and I don't even remember from where! It's super easy, requires few ingredients, and can be whipped up quickly. It's great for a weeknight meal.

2 cans of crescent rolls
1lb ground beef
taco seasoning
1c cheese
Preheat oven to 350F. Brown the meat, drain & add taco seasoning as packet directs. Unroll one can of crescent rolls, separate the rolls, and lay them flat on a greased cookie sheet.
Top each roll with taco meat and cheese.
Open and unroll second can of crescent rolls. Top each "loaded" crescent roll with a second and pinch down seams to seal.
Bake 10-15 minutes or until bread is done.
They're great topped with some of your favorite salsa & sour cream!


  1. they are so good & super easy to make. They're a great alternative to tacos.