Mini Meat Turnovers

Refrigerated biscuits replace the homemade pastry traditionally used in these Mexican meat-filled turnovers, simplifying preparation.

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  • Makes: 40 servings
  • Serving Size: 1 turnover
  • Prep: 50 mins
  • Bake: 10 mins to 12 mins 350°F per batch
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Mini Meat Turnovers
Ingredients
1 1/4
pounds lean ground beef
1
15 ounce can tomato sauce
2
teaspoons chili powder
2
teaspoons dried oregano, crushed
1
teaspoon garlic powder
1
tablespoon snipped fresh cilantro
2
10 ounce package (20 total) refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
 
Milk
 
Salsa (optional)
Directions
  1. For filling, in a large skillet cook ground beef until brown; drain off fat. Stir in tomato sauce, chili powder, oregano, and garlic powder. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in cilantro.
  2. Grease a large baking sheet; set aside. Separate biscuits; cut each biscuit in half horizontally. On a lightly floured surface, roll each piece of biscuit dough into a 4-inch circle. Place about 1 tablespoon filling onto half of each circle. Fold opposite side of circle up and over filling. Brush edges with a little milk; seal edges with a fork.
  3. Place filled turnovers 1 inch apart on prepared baking sheet; brush with milk. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately remove from baking sheet. Cool slightly on a wire rack. Serve warm. If desired, serve with salsa for dipping. Makes 40 turnovers.
From the Test Kitchen

Cool turnovers completely on wire racks. Place in an airtight freezer container; freeze for up to 3 months. To reheat, transfer frozen turnovers to an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake, uncovered, in a 350 degree F oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until heated through.

To Tote:

Cover hot turnovers tightly. Transport in an insulated carrier.

If making the 40-turnover recipe, remove only one package of biscuits from the refrigerator at a time.

Nutrition Facts (Mini Meat Turnovers)
    Per serving:
  • 60 kcal cal.,
  • 2 g fat
  • (1 g sat. fat,
  • 0 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 1 g monounsatured fat),
  • 9 mg chol.,
  • 175 mg sodium,
  • 7 g carb.,
  • 0 g fiber,
  • 1 g sugar,
  • 4 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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