Empanadas (Appetizer) Recipe

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Empanadas (Appetizer)
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  1. To make beef filling, crumble and saute beef and onion in a skillet until beef is cooked and onion is soft.
  2. Drain; stir in red chile salsa, chile powder, cumin, garlic powder, coriander, salt and pepper.
  3. Set aside.
  4. Place thawed patty shell dough on a floured board and roll out all in one piece to about 1/16 inch thickness.
  5. Cut dough into rounds with a 3 inch round cookie cutter or a large drinking glass.
  6. Put 2 teaspoons of filling on each dough circle.
  7. Fold each over into a half circle.
  8. Moisten edges with water and press edges together with a fork.
  9. Place empanadas slightly apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  10. Prick tops with a fork.
  11. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown; serve hot.
  12. These may be wrapped carefully after baking and frozen.
  13. To reheat, bake frozen empanadas uncovered at 400 degrees for 5 to 8 minutes.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 23.03 Kcal (96 kJ)
Calories from fat 9.39 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.04g 2%
Cholesterol 8.26mg 3%
Sodium 13.41mg 1%
Potassium 57.27mg 1%
Total Carbs 0.47g 0%
Sugars 0.18g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.15g 1%
Protein 2.79g 6%
Vitamin C 0.5mg 1%
Iron 0.3mg 2%
Calcium 3mg 0%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 133.48 Kcal (559 kJ)
Calories from fat 54.44 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.05g 2%
Cholesterol 47.89mg 3%
Sodium 77.72mg 1%
Potassium 331.94mg 1%
Total Carbs 2.71g 0%
Sugars 1.05g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.85g 1%
Protein 16.18g 6%
Vitamin C 2.9mg 1%
Iron 1.9mg 2%
Calcium 17.6mg 0%

* 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

  • 0.5
  • 1

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

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