Puff Pastry Taco Foldovers

This is a easy version of Tacos we like as it is not as messy and hard to eat as hard shell tacos. The recipe is from the Pepperidge Farm web site. It is good to use in that the filling needs to be cool, so you can make it ahead of time. Puff pastry is one of those things that you do not need to make from scratch. The store bought dough is good, easy to use and not that expensive.
Taco Foldovers
Ingredients
1 lb. ground beef
Pace® Chunky Salsa
1 pkg. (1.25 ounces) Pace® Taco Seasoning Mix
Water
1 pkg. (17.3 ounces) Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Sheets (2 sheets)
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 ounces)
1 egg
1 tbsp. water
Directions
Cook the beef in a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat until it's well browned, stirring frequently to break up the meat. Add 1 cup of the salsa, taco seasoning and water according to the package directions. Cool completely.

Thaw the pastry sheets at room temperature for 40 minutes or until they're easy to handle. Heat the oven to 400°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or spray with vegetable cooking spray. Stir the egg and water with a fork in a small bowl.

Unfold 1 pastry sheet on a lightly floured surface. Roll the sheet into a 14-inch square. Cut into 4 (7-inch) squares. Repeat with the remaining pastry sheet. Place about 1/3 cup of the meat mixture onto half of each square. Top each with 2 tablespoons of the cheese. Brush the edges of the pastry with water. Fold plain pastry half over meat mixture and press the edges with a fork to seal. Place the rectangles on the prepared baking sheets. Brush with the egg mixture.
Bake for 20 minutes or until golden. Let cool for 5 minutes on a wire rack. Serve warm with additional salsa.

Cutting this recipe in half and just using one sheet is something I do a lot of times, however they warm up well the next day for lunch. The filling can be frozen if you are going to only use half and then you are ready for the next time.

4 comments:

  1. Did you post this recipe recently as well? I remember something at least similar that used puff pastry, bought that, now can't find the recipe I thought I'd printed. If there is something else you posted, can you direct me to it please? Thanks! Happy Labor Day to all of you!

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  2. This is the only one using puff pastry except for a Beef Pot Pie with puff pastry Sue posted. This recipe is in twice and that might be why you thought there was another one. It is also in as More Southwest For You. Same recipe though, just listed as one of our favorites. Hope this helps. You could look on the search for puff pastry or turnovers.

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  3. If you posted it twice, then it's the one I'm thinking of. Thanks!

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  4. Glad to help. Hope you like them, we sure do.

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