Beef Picadillo Empanadas

90 16 servings, 1 empanada (72 g) each
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16 servings, 1 empanada (72 g) each

We've added chopped apples and bacon to the ground beef filling in these tasty empanadas—and thanks to ready-made pie crusts, they're easy to prepare.

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  • Cook and stir onions and garlic in large skillet on medium-high heat 3 min. Add ground beef; cook 10 min. or until done, stirring occasionally. Stir in tomato sauce; cook 5 min. Add apples, bacon, raisins and nuts; mix well. Cook 5 min., stirring frequently. Remove from heat; cool completely.
  • Heat oven to 400°F. Unroll pie crusts on lightly floured surface; cut each into 8 wedges. Use rolling pin to stretch each wedge, 1 at a time, to make 1 inch larger. Spoon about 1/4 cup meat mixture onto centre of each wedge; top with Singles piece. Fold dough in half to completely enclose filling; press edges together to seal.
  • Place on parchment-covered baking sheet; brush with egg.
  • Bake 20 min. or until golden brown.

Special Extra

Serve topped with sour cream.

Make Ahead

Assemble empanadas and place on prepared baking sheet as directed. Refrigerate up to 24 hours, or freeze up to 2 weeks, before baking as directed. (If frozen, thaw in refrigerator before baking.)


For best flavour, prepare meat mixture ahead of time. Cool, then refrigerate up to 24 hours before using as directed.


  • 16 servings, 1 empanada (72 g) each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 16 servings, 1 empanada (72 g) each
Calories 230
% Daily Value
Total fat 13g
Saturated fat 4g
Cholesterol 35mg
Sodium 300mg
Carbohydrate 18g
Dietary fibre 1g
Sugars 5g
Protein 11g
Vitamin A 2 %DV
Vitamin C 2 %DV
Calcium 8 %DV
Iron 10 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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