It’s hard to be adventurous in the kitchen every single day. Sometimes you just need a gimme meal. These easy fake’n’bake empanadas are perfect for a busy weeknight when you don’t have a lot of time!
Maybe you got good deal on ground beef and want to do something different and easy. Maybe you just like empanadas. Whatever works for you! I don’t judge. I don’t claim this recipe to be all that original, or authentic. But it sure was good!
Fake ‘N’ Bake Empanadas!
- Ground beef
- 1 Chopped onion
- Taco seasoning or make your own with cumin, coriander, cilantro leaf and salt
- 1 can RoTel drained
- Cheddar cheese
Saute Ground beef with one chopped onion/drain
Season with taco seasoning (or make your own with cumin, coriander, cilantro leaf and salt)
Add one can RoTel (I drained off most of the juice)
Add cheddar cheese
That's your filling!
meanwhile:. Preheat oven and roll out croissants (I used Pillsbury)
5) Spoon filling onto each triangle, roll, and bake!
6) Top with Sour Cream and hot sauce. Yum!
I used a little less than a pound of beef and had WAY too much filling for 8 croissants, just to give you an idea. I piled the rest in a pizza crust and folded it over to take care of the leftovers. That was good too, but the croissant went better with the mixture.
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