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Taco Puff Pastries

Total Time

Prep: 45 min. + cooling Bake: 10 min./batch

Makes

80 appetizers

You won't be able to put these taco appetizers down! And the recipe makes 80 servings, so you'll definitely be ready for guests to come over and chow down.
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Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 envelopes taco seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) tomato sauce
  • 2 cans (4 ounces each) chopped green chiles
  • 2 packages (17.3 ounces each) frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°. In a large skillet, cook beef, onion and garlic over medium heat 8-10 minutes or until beef is no longer pink, breaking beef into crumbles; drain. Stir in taco seasoning, pepper, tomato sauce and chiles. Cool completely.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, unfold 1 puff pastry sheet. Roll into a 15x12-in. rectangle; cut into twenty 3-in. squares. Spoon 1 rounded tablespoon beef mixture in the center of each square. Brush edges of pastry with a bit of water; fold pastry over filling, forming a triangle. Press edges with a fork to seal. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Repeat with remaining pastry and filling.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk 1 tablespoon water and egg whites; brush over tops. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake 10-14 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

1 appetizer: 86 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 174mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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