Friday, January 2, 2009

Italian Sausage Empanadas

Prep Time: 50 Min
Total Time:
Makes: 20 empanadas

1/2 lb. bulk Italian sausage
1 (14.5-oz.) can pizza sauce
1 (10-oz.) can Pillsbury® Golden Layers® Refrigerated Biscuits
4 oz. mozzarella cheese, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
1 egg, beaten

1.In large skillet over medium heat, brown sausage; drain. Stir in 3 tablespoons of the pizza sauce. (Reserve remaining pizza sauce).

2.Heat oven to 375°F. Separate dough into 10 biscuits; divide each in half horizontally, forming 20 rounds. Press or roll each round into 4-inch circle.
Place 1 tablespoon meat mixture in center of each circle. Top each with cheese; press lightly. Fold dough over filling to form half circle, stretching to fit. Press edges together; seal and prick top with fork. Place on ungreased cookie sheets; brush with beaten egg.

4.Bake at 375°F. for 9 to 14 minutes or until golden brown.

5.Meanwhile, heat remaining pizza sauce in small saucepan over low heat until hot. Serve warm empanadas with pizza sauce for dipping

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