Easy Biscuit Empanadas Recipe

It is out of necessity we create or invent, so I invented this quick and easy biscuit empanadas recipe.

This is excellent for a quick week night meal for busy families.

Biscuit Empanadas Recipe

I have been getting tired of eating the same thing. I really wanted empanadas today, but I didn’t have any pie crust. And I was just too lazy to make some. So the mother of invention stepped in and I looked at my fridge. I had taco meat, cheese and biscuits bought on sale and BOOM! Biscuit empanadas were born. We have had this twice as a meal already. It has gone over well both times we have served this to our munchins. I have been telling my friends and they are willing to try to make biscuit empanadas too.  Try to make your own biscuits with my biscuit recipe.

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Ingredients for Biscuit Empanadas Recipe:

1 Can 8 count Biscuits (or use my biscuit recipe)
1 lb. Browned Ground Meat with taco seasoning
1 Cup Cheese
1 Cup Onion (Optional)

Supplies Needed:

Wooden Rolling Pin or like this one
Silicon Baking Mat (I use this one now after I made this post)
Air Baking sheet to prevent burning

rolling out the dough

Easy Biscuit Empanadas Recipe:

1. Open Biscuits and take a rolling pin and flatten out each of the 8 biscuits into about a 6-8 inch circle. Using flour for dusting so they won’t stick.

Taco Meat
2. When all the biscuits are rolled out for the empanadas, take about 1 ½ tablespoons of Browned Taco Meat and place in the center. Then top with Cheese. Fold the dough over and seal the biscuit empandas with a little water and a fork.
biscuit empanada
3. Bake the biscuit empanadas in the oven per instructions for the biscuits. These biscuit empanadas are super simple and very delicious. I am sure this will be a new family favorite in your meal plan rotation.
biscuit empanadas recipe
If you have left over taco meat try this biscuit empanadas recipe to cook once and serve twice.  Great 5 Dollar meal idea or make and freeze for a quick freezer meal.

Easy Biscuit Empanadas Recipe

Quick and easy biscuit empanadas recipe is the perfect week night meal to add to your meal plan. Super simple meal idea in under 30 mintues.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword 30 minute meal, biscuit empanadas, easy, quick
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Author Amy Greene

Ingredients

  • 1 Can 8 count Biscuits or use my biscuit recipe
  • 1 lb. Browned Ground Meat with taco seasoning
  • 1 Cup Cheese
  • 1 Cup Onion Optional

Instructions

  1. Open Biscuits and take a rolling pin and flatten out each of the 8 biscuits into about a 6-8 inch circle. Using flour for dusting so they won’t stick.
  2. When all the biscuits are rolled out for the empanadas, take about 1 ½ tablespoons of Browned Taco Meat and place in the center. Then top with Cheese. Fold the dough over and seal the biscuit empandas with a little water and a fork.
  3. Bake the biscuit empanadas in the oven per instructions for the biscuits. These biscuit empanadas are super simple and very delicious. 

 

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  3. Hi there! Thanks for sharing this! Have you ever had leftovers? If so, were they good cold? I was thinking these would be a great portable picnic food.

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