Cornmeal Empanadas Recipe

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Cornmeal Empanadas
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  1. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the spaghetti sauce, raisins and seasonings; simmer.
  2. Meanwhile, for pastry, combine the flour, cornmeal and salt in a large bowl. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add ice water, a little at a time, until dough forms a ball. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes.
  3. Divide pastry into two balls; roll half out on a lightly floured surface to a 16-in. circle. Cut into four 7-1/2-in. rounds. Place 1/2 cup filling on each round. Combine egg and water; brush on pastry edges. Fold dough over to form half circles; crimp edges to seal. Repeat with other half of pastry and remaining filling.
  4. Place on greased baking sheets; brush tops with remaining egg mixture. Bake at 400° for 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve with taco sauce if desired. Yield: 8 servings.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1158.01 Kcal (4848 kJ)
Calories from fat 344.08 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 38.23g 59%
Cholesterol 76.14mg 25%
Sodium 632.68mg 26%
Potassium 434.97mg 9%
Total Carbs 164.2g 55%
Sugars 2.33g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2.42g 10%
Protein 32.47g 65%
Vitamin C 2.7mg 4%
Iron 3mg 17%
Calcium 46.6mg 5%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 251.07 Kcal (1051 kJ)
Calories from fat 74.6 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.29g 59%
Cholesterol 16.51mg 25%
Sodium 137.17mg 26%
Potassium 94.31mg 9%
Total Carbs 35.6g 55%
Sugars 0.5g 9%
Dietary Fiber 0.53g 10%
Protein 7.04g 65%
Vitamin C 0.6mg 4%
Iron 0.7mg 17%
Calcium 10.1mg 5%

* 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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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 25.9
  • 30

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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