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

Source: Better Homes and Gardens
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

Tips

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.

Tips

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

Nutrition Facts

60 calories; 2 g total fat; 1 g saturated fat; 0 g polyunsaturated fat; 1 g monounsaturated fat; 9 mg cholesterol; 175 mg sodium. 75 mg potassium; 7 g carbohydrates; 0 g fiber; 1 g sugar; 4 g protein; 0 RE vitamin a; 49 IU vitamin a; 0 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 1 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 0 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 0 mg calcium; 1 mg iron;

Reviews (1)

12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: Unrated
10/24/2016
2 stars, tasty enough, but the recipe proportions are off badly.  I used 12 ounce packages of biscuits so mine were bigger, and cutting in half they were difficult to even roll to 4 inch size, and so thin they tore & shrunk before you could get the edges brushed with the milk.  And I was making 2-1/2 batches (3 pounds meat).  After a couple tubes I gave up & just rolled whole biscuits.  That worked MUCH better.  For the record, I did just take out one package of biscuits at a time, but they stuck badly enough I used a rolling pin cloth & did the filling/sealing on parchment to get it to lift off.