Wednesday, November 23, 2011

MrsDrPoe: Empanadas

Since it's the night before Thanksgiving, many of you are probably busy preparing for your holiday meal and don't want to put much thought or effort into tonight's meal.  So What's for Dinner this Wednesday?  Empanadas- a quick and easy dish that can be altered to use with whatever meats and veggies you have on hand.

Ingredients: 1 can of biscuits, 1-2 cups chicken (cooked and shredded), 1 small tomato, 1/4 cup jalapeno, 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese, 1 tsp cumin, and salt and pepper (not pictured).

Finely dice the veggies and combine with chicken, cheese and spices:

Roll out the biscuits (I use my fingers) until they're approximately 1/4 inch thick, and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.  Put a heaping 1-2 tablespoons of the chicken mixture on half of the biscuit:

Fold the other half of the biscuit over the filling (to form a half-circle), and seal the empanada by pressing a fork gently along the curved edge of the biscuit:

Cook according to the biscuit package directions.  Serve with salsa and sour cream, and enjoy!


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