Tuesday, March 31, 2009

spring break dinner

super nanny was looking for something she could make with the kids and we came across this yummy recipe @ real simple


2 tablespoons olive oil
1 package refrigerated pizza dough (about 1 pound)
flour for the work surface
1 16-ounce can refried beans
1 1-pint container fresh salsa
1 8-ounce package shredded Cheddar
sour cream (optional)
we also added some taco seasoned ground beef


1Heat oven to 400° F. Spread 1 teaspoon of the oil on a baking sheet. Divide the dough into 6 equal portions. Roll each into an 8-inch round on a lightly floured surface. 2On half of each round, spread some of the beans, then top with 1½ tablespoons of the salsa and 2 tablespoons of the cheese. Fold over the other half of each round, covering the filling, and press the curved edge with your thumb to seal. Lightly brush the tops of the empanadas with the remaining oil, then transfer to the baking sheet. 3Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden. Serve with a dollop of sour cream, if desired. (Perfect complement: the salad of avocado, red onion, cilantro, and lime juice pictured here.)

4 thoughts:

Veggie Mom said...

I'm guessing I'll be trying this real soon. Thanks!

Krystyn said...

Yum! It's like a taco calzone:)

Elizabeth said...

What a cutie, working so seriously!

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Quoizel said...

I Will have to try this with my kids tonight.