Empanada Grande Recipe
Pampered Chef Recipes


Empanada Grande

1 package (15 ounces) refrigerated pie crusts (2 crusts)
1/2 pound lean (90%) ground beef
1/3 cup pitted ripe olives, sliced
1/3 cup finely chopped onion
3 tablespoons snipped fresh cilantro
4 ounces shredded Mexican cheese blend (1 cup)
1/3 cup thick and chunky salsa
1 1/2 tablespoons Pantry Southwestern Seasoning Mix
1 garlic clove, pressed
1 egg, lightly beaten
Sour cream and additional salsa (optional)

Preheat oven to 400F. Let pie crusts stand at room temperature 15
minutes. Meanwhile, cook and stir ground beef in Large (10-inch)
Skillet over medium-high heat until meat is no longer pink. Remove from heat;
drain using small colander of 4-Piece Colander & Bowl Set.

Slice olives with Egg Slicer Plus(R). Finely chop onion using Food
Chopper. Snip cilantro with Kitchen Shears. In Classic Batter Bowl,
combine ground beef, olives, onion, cilantro, cheese, salsa, seasoning
mix and garlic pressed with Garlic Press; mix well.

In Small Batter Bowl, lightly beat egg using Stainless Steel Whisk.
Place one pie crust on Classic Round Stone; brush with a portion of the
egg using Pastry Brush. Using Large Spreader, spread beef mixture
evenly over crust to within 1 inch of edge.

Unfold remaining pie crust on smooth side of Large Grooved Cutting
Board. Using Baker's Roller(R), roll crust to an 11 1/2 inch circle;
place over beef filling, matching edges. Fold 1/2 inch of edge of crust
in toward center, forming an even border; press to seal using pastry
tool. Cut slits in top crust using V-Shaped Cutter. Brush with
remaining beaten egg. Bake 25-30 minutes or until deep golden brown. Cut into
wedges using Slice 'N Serve(R). Serve with sour cream and additional
salsa, if desired.

Nutrients per serving: Calories 180, Total Fat 11 g, Saturated Fat 5 g,
Cholesterol 30 mg, Carbohydrates 14 g, Protein 6 g, Sodium 230 mg,
Fiber 0 g

Cook's Tip: If desired, 1 cups chopped cooked chicken can be
substituted for the ground beef.

If desired, 1 tablespoons taco seasoning mix can be substituted for
the Southwestern Seasoning Mix.

Cook's Tip: This recipe can easily be doubled and prepared in our
Family Skillet.

Source: Pampered Chef

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