Black Bean Empanadas Recipe

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Black Bean Empanadas
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  1. To make filling:.
  2. Heat olive oil in a medium saute pan over med-hi heat. Add onion and garlic and saute until tender, stirring frequently to prevent garlic from burning.
  3. Stir in the cumin and oregano and cook for 30 more seconds. Add the beans and salt and pepper.
  4. Remove from heat and cool slightly. Place beans in a blender and puree. If they are too stiff, add the water as needed to make a smooth puree.
  5. Transfer to a bowl and mix in the cheese.
  6. The filling can be prepared ahead and stored in the fridge for up to 2 days.
  7. To make dough:.
  8. Combine the flour, masa harina, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. Toss to mix. Add oil and stir with a wooden spoon.
  9. In a liquid measuring cup, mix together the eggs and water. Add gradually to the flour mixture until it is all incorporated.
  10. Turn dough out onto a board and knead until it is very pliable - about 3 minutes. Add more flour or water if needed.
  11. To assemble:.
  12. Roll the dough out very thinly, about 1/16 inch thickness. Cut using a 3 inch round cutter. You should have 24 circles.
  13. In a small bowl beat together 1 egg and 1 T. water to make an egg wash.
  14. Place 2-1/2 teaspoons of filling in the center of each circle. Brush edges with egg wash and fold in half. Seal by pressing together with a fork. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  15. You may make these ahead and chill, covered, for up to 24 hours or freeze for up to 3 weeks.
  16. Heat oil in a deep fryer or skillet to 350 degrees. Fry until golden brown and crisp about 3-4 minutes. Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with kosher salt before serving.
  17. Serve with sour cream, salsa or guacamole.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1865.03 Kcal (7809 kJ)
Calories from fat 1633.67 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 181.52g 279%
Cholesterol 98.16mg 33%
Sodium 1816.3mg 76%
Potassium 562.77mg 12%
Total Carbs 51.96g 17%
Sugars 0.56g 2%
Dietary Fiber 10.12g 40%
Protein 15.14g 30%
Vitamin C 0.9mg 1%
Iron 3.8mg 21%
Calcium 266.9mg 27%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 497.11 Kcal (2081 kJ)
Calories from fat 435.44 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 48.38g 279%
Cholesterol 26.16mg 33%
Sodium 484.12mg 76%
Potassium 150mg 12%
Total Carbs 13.85g 17%
Sugars 0.15g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2.7g 40%
Protein 4.04g 30%
Vitamin C 0.2mg 1%
Iron 1mg 21%
Calcium 71.1mg 27%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 51.6
  • 53

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • sugar free,
  • good source of fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Total Fat

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