Nutty Beef Turnovers Recipe

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With crunchy nuts and a touch of cinnamon, these turnovers tantalize taste buds. I make them for appetizers as well as for lunch and dinner.—Jim McLean, Roseau, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped nuts
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 loaves (1 pound each) frozen bread dough, thawed

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 402 calories, 21g fat (3g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 375mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 22g protein.


  1. In a skillet, cook beef, nuts, onion and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Remove from the heat. Stir in the Worcestershire sauce, sugar and cinnamon.
  2. On a floured surface, roll each portion of dough into a 12-in. square. Cut each into four squares. Place about 1/4 cup meat mixture in center of each square. moisten edges of pastry with water; fold over filling, forming a triangle. Press edges with a fork to seal. Place on ungreased baking sheets.
  3. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Nutty Beef Turnovers in Taste of Home Ground Beef Cookbook 1999, p269

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