Here for all the kid approved meals, like these Kid Favorite Beef Empanadas!
If you have picky kids, then you know exactly what I am talking about. Finding meals that the entire family will enjoy is like discovering a lost treasure. It is truly a task to have everyone on the same page. My son is a huge fan of taco meat and cheese. He would literally eat this for every single meal. My girls love it, but it isn’t something they could eat all the time.
With these kid favorite beef empanadas, I am able to meet all my kids’ dinner needs without any stress. They are simple and delicious! Plus, this is an easy recipe that you can switch up the filling.
Finding all the uses of crescent rolls and the dough sheets.
If you caught my most recent recipes, you will note that I have been all about some Pillsbury Crescent Rolls. From an appetizer dish to a breakfast pastry, these puff pastries made easy are the perfect way to get creative with a recipe with ease.
This is my first time to try out the crescent rolls dough sheet. It is basically the same crescent rolls dough but without the perforations to form the crescents. I have worked with puff pastry dough before, and this is the easiest way to incorporate them into a recipe. They aren’t as fluffy and airy and making a homemade puff pastry, but they are close enough.
The options are endless with this dough sheet, and kid favorite beef empanadas is only one example.
Kid favorite beef empanadas with all the options.
As I mentioned earlier, you can easily switch up the filling for these empanadas. You can make these with shredded pork or chicken as well as make them spicy! These kid favorite beef empanadas are quite simple because they are made with kids in mind. The only 2 ingredients that make the filling for these are beef and cheese.
- 2 cans of Pillsbury Dough Sheets
- 1 lb of ground beef
- 2 packets of taco seasoning
- 1 cup of shredded sharp cheddar
- Cook the taco meat according to taco seasoning packet
- Preheat the oven to 350
- Unroll the crescent dough sheet onto parchment paper
- With a 1" biscuit cutter, cut out 8 dough circles
- Add about 1 heaping tablespoon of taco meat to the center of each dough circle
- Sprinkle cheese on top of the taco meat
- Gently fold over the dough creating a half circle. The dough should gently stretch without creating holes. If holes form, it is because you are pulling to hard.
- With a fork. seal the edges closed
- Bake for 12 minutes or until the empanadas are a golden brown
- Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes
- Serve with a dip of choice: sour cream, salsa, guacamole....
You can switch up the filling to better accommodate your family!
Always a fiesta when dinner is a success!
Y’all, I am not even playing! It is always fiesta when dinner is a success and there is no complaining. Planning on trying these out but with a different filling? Let me know how it goes!