Empanada Dough Recipe

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Empanada Dough
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  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • 3 tbsp shortening


  2. In a bowl, beat the water, egg, egg white and vinegar together. Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the 3 cups of flour and salt.
  4. Make a well in the center of the flour mix and pour the liquid ingredients from the first bowl into the center.
  5. Mix the wet and dry ingredients with a fork until it becomes stiff.
  6. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead it just until all the flour is incorporated and the dough is smooth.
  7. Wrap the dough in plastic and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, but never more than 24 hours.
  8. Tip: If you want to keep the dough longer than 24 hours, you can freeze it.
  9. Servings: Makes approximately 10 six-inch empanadas.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 3259.64 Kcal (13647 kJ)
Calories from fat 1215.67 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 135.07g 208%
Cholesterol 163.68mg 55%
Sodium 12453.39mg 519%
Potassium 995.24mg 21%
Total Carbs 447.94g 149%
Sugars 0.33g 1%
Dietary Fiber 49.69g 199%
Protein 66.13g 132%
Iron 29.3mg 163%
Calcium 1367.9mg 137%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 341.43 Kcal (1429 kJ)
Calories from fat 127.33 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14.15g 208%
Cholesterol 17.14mg 55%
Sodium 1304.43mg 519%
Potassium 104.25mg 21%
Total Carbs 46.92g 149%
Sugars 0.03g 1%
Dietary Fiber 5.2g 199%
Protein 6.93g 132%
Iron 3.1mg 163%
Calcium 143.3mg 137%

* 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

  • 75.6
  • 85

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol,
  • sugar free,
  • high fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Total Fat

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