Easy Empanadas Recipe

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  1. Saute meat until cooked through, breaking up with a fork
  2. Remove meat from pan
  3. Add onions to fat and cook until tender
  4. Return meat to pan
  5. Add seasoning, and sauce or taco seasoning and simmer until liquid is gone
  6. Cool completely
  7. Add cheese to meat mixture
  8. On floured surface, roll out 1 biscuit to 4 inch diameter round
  9. Put 1 tbls. of meat mixture on round
  10. Brush half of round with egg
  11. Fold over filling to create half circle
  12. Seal edges by pressing with tines of fork
  13. Put on baking sheet and cover with damp towel
  14. Repeat with remaining biscuits
  15. Put oil in pan 1/2 inch deep
  16. Heat to 350 (If no thermometer, stick the end of a wooden spoon into oil and when it bubbles around the whole spoon, it's hot enough)
  17. Fry in batches until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side
  18. Drain on paper towel
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 108.35 Kcal (454 kJ)
Calories from fat 53.13 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.9g 9%
Cholesterol 32.73mg 11%
Sodium 136.53mg 6%
Potassium 161.22mg 3%
Total Carbs 5.05g 2%
Sugars 0.77g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0.37g 1%
Protein 8.93g 18%
Vitamin C 1.1mg 2%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 3%
Iron 0.8mg 4%
Calcium 68.4mg 7%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 168.83 Kcal (707 kJ)
Calories from fat 82.78 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.2g 9%
Cholesterol 51mg 11%
Sodium 212.74mg 6%
Potassium 251.21mg 3%
Total Carbs 7.87g 2%
Sugars 1.2g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0.58g 1%
Protein 13.91g 18%
Vitamin C 1.7mg 2%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 3%
Iron 1.2mg 4%
Calcium 106.6mg 7%

* 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

  • 2.6
  • 3

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

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