Puff Pastry Taco Foldovers

This is an easy version of Tacos we like. It is not as messy and hard to eat as hard shell tacos. The recipe is from the Pepperidge Farm web site.
The taco filling needs to be cool so you could make it ahead even have it in your freezer. The puff pastry needs to thaw for about 40 minutes so you can thaw the taco meat at the same time or make it and cool while the pastry is thawing. 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
1 lb. ground beef
Chunky Salsa
1 pkg. (1.25 ounces) Taco Seasoning Mix
1 pkg. (17.3 ounces) Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Sheets (2 sheets)
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 ounces)
1 egg
1 tbsp. water
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.


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    1. They are very good and easy to make. Just a nice spin on Tacos.

  2. Oh, Taco hand pies! They look Delicious

    1. They are good Coleen. I think the salsa adds to them. And they are much easier to eat than taco shells.


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