Quick and tasty dinner: Empanadas

Adapted from a recipe I found in Real Simple magazine. Makes 4 large servings.


  • 1 can refrigerated pizza dough
  • 1 16-oz. can refried beans
  • 1 jar salsa
  • 1/2 c. shredded cheddar


  1. Preheat oven to 400┬░. Spray a baking sheet with non-stick spray.
  2. Unroll pizza dough on a lightly floured surface and cut into four equal-sized pieces.
  3. Stretch each piece of dough into an approx. 6-inch square.
  4. Spread 2-3 tbsp. beans onto each empanada. Top with 2 tsp. salsa and a bit of shredded cheese.
  5. Fold dough over and press edges to seal shut.
  6. Brush each empanada with a bit of olive oil and place on the baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until empanadas are golden brown.
  8. Serve with chips and salsa. Also good with a side of corn.

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