Grands! Easy Taco Melts


A taco filling is wrapped in biscuit dough to make these easy empanadas, and they're ready to eat in 30 minutes!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 1 pound (at least 80%) ground beef, cooked, drained

  • 1 ½ cups Old El Paso® Thick 'n Chunky Salsa

  • 1 (16.3 ounce) can Pillsbury® Grands!® refrigerated biscuits

  • ½ cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese or Mexican cheese blend


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a cookie sheet.

  2. In a nonstick skillet, mix cooked beef and 1/2 cup salsa. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until hot.

  3. Press each biscuit into a 6-inch round. Spoon 1/3 cup meat mixture and 1 tablespoon cheese onto the center of each round. Fold dough in half over filling; press to seal. Place on prepared cookie sheet.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 9 to 14 minutes. Serve with remaining salsa.


Variation: Use spicy salsa for an additional kick!

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

339 Calories
18g Fat
28g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 339
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 44mg 15%
Sodium 965mg 42%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 17g
Calcium 97mg 7%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 139mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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