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Taco Pop Tarts

These unique taco pop tarts are amazing! They are great to dip in your favorite salsa!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Taco Pop Tarts
Servings: 12
Calories: 305kcal
Author: Jamielyn Nye

Ingredients

  • 3/4 lb lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 (4 ounces) 4-ounce can chopped green chiles (I used Old El Paso)
  • 1/2 cup salsa I used this recipe
  • 1 Tablespoon Old El Paso taco seasoning more to taste
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Colby jack cheese sticks
  • uncooked pie crusts I used Pillsbury
  • Optional dips: Salsa Sour Cream or Guacamole

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Cook the meat in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add in the onions and green chiles. Cook until the meat is browned. Stir in the salsa, taco seasoning and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Lay out one pie crust onto a flat surface. Cut off the rounded edges, creating a rectangle. Then cut into 6 rectangles. Spoon about 3 to 4 Tablespoons of the taco meat into the center of the rectangle. Next slice the cheese stick in half and then in half again, creating 12 pieces. Place one piece of cheese on top of the taco meat. Then place the opposite rectangle on top. You may want to stretch it lightly before putting it on. Press the edges down, trim any excess dough if needed and then go around the edges with a fork. Poke 9 holes in each pop tart.
  • Place the pop tarts onto the prepared pan and  bake at 350°F for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown.

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Notes

You can use shredded cheese in place of the cheese sticks. Add about 2 Tablespoons per pocket.

Nutrition

Calories: 305kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 345mg | Potassium: 193mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 70IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 2.2mg