Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The biggest compliment... Easy Empanadas

I know I've shared before that while my little man eats well, he sometimes needs coaxing.  Alot of coaxing.

Come on, dude, take a bite...
Keep eating...
Almost done...

That type of coaxing.

So when he was the first one done, you know he liked it.  So much he wanted more.

And that's the biggest compliment ever.  And I'll take it.

But really, this recipe is nothing but taco meat wrapped in pizza crust... who wouldn't love it?

1 batch pizza crust (your favorite recipe or mine)  If you're using the roll, you'll want to use two.
1 lb ground beef
1 onion, diced
1 tsp olive oil
1 TBSP cumin
1 TBSP white vinegar
2 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper

In the olive oil, brown the onion until just cooked.  Add the ground beef. 

Add the cumin, vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper.

Roll out the pizza crust.  Cut it into 16 squares.

Put a scoop of the meat mixture in each and then fold them in half. 

Seal with a fork around the sides. 

I recommend putting the meat in one and sealing it before you do the next.  The way I did it they got a little warm and didn't want to seal well.

Coat with a spray of olive oil or cooking spray.

Bake at 400 for 10 minutes.

Serve with salsa, or salsa mixed with sour cream.



  1. Oh yummo. Those look delish! :)

  2. omw.

    I have been hankering for this, only I think I will use pierogi dough and add Emily's raisins.