Hi Buddies!

I made this one for dinner last night and it was SO GOOD! It was higher in points than I would have liked, but well worth it! The servings were pretty big, so you could probably cut down on points by making more servings. A great pot-luck recipe too!

Definitely a keeper!

BEEF EMPANADA POTPIE
Serves: 6
Points per Serving: 9
Published: Cooking Light - 05/01/00

INGREDIENTS
Cooking spray
1-1/4 pounds ground sirloin
3-1/2 cups diced baking potato (about 1-1/4 pounds)
1 cup chopped onion
2 large garlic cloves, minced
1-1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
1-1/2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
Dash of black pepper
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup beer
1 (10.5-ounce) can beef consomme
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes with green pepper and onion, drained
2 tablespoons chopped pitted green olives
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1 (10.6-ounce) box refrigerated garlic breadsticks

INSTRUCTIONS

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

To prepare filling, heat a large Dutch oven coated with cooking spray over medium heat. Add potato and onion; cover and cook 7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add beef and next 6 ingredients (beef through garlic); cook, uncovered, 7 minutes or until browned, stirring to crumble. Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Add flour to pan; cook 1 minute. Gradually add beer, consomme, and tomatoes; bring to a boil. Remove from heat, and stir in olives and vinegar.

Spoon mixture into an 11 x 7-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Unroll both dough portions (do not separate dough into breadsticks); roll dough together, forming a 12 x 10-inch rectangle. Place dough on top of beef mixture, pressing to edge of dish. Cut 5 slits in top of crust to allow steam to escape. Gently brush 1 tablespoon garlic spread that is packaged with breadsticks over crust; reserve remaining spread for another use.

Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly around the edges. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

YIELD: 6 servings

NUTRITIONAL INFO
calories: 432
carbohydrates: 56.4 g
cholesterol: 58
fat: 9.6 g
sodium: 966 mg
protein: 28.1 g
calcium: 49 mg
iron: 6.3 mg
fiber: 3.1 g

Enjoy!
Christine