• Meat-filled Dinner Pastries

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    Meat-filled Dinner Pastries
    Prep: 1 hours Cook: 15 min Servings: 6
    by Wendi Taylor
    51 recipes
    Delicious biscuit dough pastries stuffed with a hearty blend of ground beef, vegetables, potatoes, and seasonings. Recipe makes six large entree pastries. To make appetizers, divide the dough into smaller portions in step two (makes 12 - 18 appetizers).


    • 3 cups baking mix (bisquick, pioneer, etc.)
    • 1 cup milk
    • 2 tsp garlic powder
    • 2 tsp black pepper
    • 1 tsp chili powder
    • 2 tbsp melted butter
    • 1/4 cup water
    • 1/2 lb ground beef
    • 1 carrot, diced
    • 1 celery rib, diced
    • 1/2 cup chopped onion
    • 1/2 cup chopped bell pepper
    • 1 cup green peas (cooked/frozen/canned)
    • 1 cup prepared mashed potatoes (make your own or use instant)
    • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce (or 1/2 tbsp water + 1/2 tbsp soy sauce)


    1. To prepare the dough, combine baking mix, milk, and 1/2 tsp each garlic powder and black pepper in a bowl and mix thoroughly.
    2. Kneed dough four or five times on a well floured work surface, and divide into six tennis-ball sized portions (see note at top).
    3. Cover tightly and refrigerate for at least 1 hour (you can store in the refrigerator for up to 1 day before cooking).
    4. Brown ground beef.
    5. Saute carrot, celery, onion, and bell pepper in the same skillet while the beef is browning.
    6. Drain grease/fat.
    7. Add 1/4 cop water, cover, and allow to simmer until vegetables are tender.
    8. Stir in remaining seasonings, mashed potatoes, and green peas and simmer for 5 minutes.
    9. Remove from heat.
    10. Preheat oven to 450 degrees (Fahrenheit)
    11. Roll out dough on a floured work surface into circles approximately 4 inches in diameter.
    12. Place a heaping scoop of meat mixture on each.
    13. Fold in half and seal by moistening the edge of the dough with water and pinching edge.
    14. Place pastries on a baking sheet covered with foil (shiny side up).
    15. Brush tops with melted butter.
    16. Bake at 450 for 11 - 13 minutes or until golden brown.

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    • Wendi Taylor
      Wendi Taylor
      Shalina - Empanadas are typically fried, these are baked. But yup - they're both delicious :)
      • ShaleeDP
        We call something like this 'empanada'... fillings may vary according to likes. Pork, chicken, beef. All are good.

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