Beefy Taco Pillows
You might be thinking that "pillows" is a strange way to describe food, but these fun little puffs poof up into pillow-like rolls when they are baked. Beefy Taco Pillows are a budget friendly ground beef recipe that the family will love. Each one is loaded with a meaty center that is topped with cheese and then tossed in the oven. These quick and easy little dinner pockets will become a family favorite.
Preparation Time15 min
Cooking Time30 min
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 jar (16-lounces) Pace Picante Sauce
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon water
- 2 packages (about 10 ounces each) refrigerated pizza crusts
- 1 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Cook the beef in a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat until it's well browned, stirring often to separate meat. Pour off any fat.
Stir the picante sauce in the skillet and heat to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and cook for 5 minutes. Remove the skillet from the heat and let cool. Beat the egg and water in a small bowl with a fork or whisk.
Unroll 1 pizza crust on a lightly floured surface. Roll the crust into a 12 x 8-inch rectangle. Cut the crust into 4 (6 x 4-inch) rectangles.
With the short sides facing you, spoon about 1/3 cup beef mixture lengthwise down the center of each rectangle. Sprinkle each with 2 tablespoons cheese. Fold the sides of the crust over the filling.
Tuck the ends under to seal. Place the pillows onto a baking sheet. Brush the pillows with the egg mixture and sprinkle each with 1 tablespoon cheese. Repeat with the remaining pizza crust.
Bake for 20 minutes or until the pillows are golden brown. Serve with additional picante sauce.