Puerto Rican Fried Meat Pies: Empanadas Recipe

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  1. DOUGH: combine all the dry ingredients in electric mixer, add all the wet ingredients. Mix for about 3 minutes until well combined. Dough will form.
  2. Take it out and knead for about 3 minutes, let sit wrapped in plastic-wrap for another 15 minutes.
  3. Divide into 12 pieces, then roll into 4 inch circles.
  4. FILLING: Brown ground beef (drain excess grease), or sauté shredded chicken in 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil. Add all the ingredients and cook for an additional 10 minutes stirring occasionally. Let cool.
  5. COOKING: Preheat the oil in a frying pan at about a medium temperature. Place about 2 tablespoons of the filling in the dough and seal the edges with a fork.
  6. Fry for about 5 minutes on each side, then place on dish lined with paper-towels.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 296.15 Kcal (1240 kJ)
Calories from fat 118.06 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13.12g 20%
Cholesterol 23.43mg 8%
Sodium 483.58mg 20%
Potassium 308.52mg 7%
Total Carbs 33.2g 11%
Sugars 0.56g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2.03g 8%
Protein 11.07g 22%
Vitamin C 6.8mg 11%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 4%
Iron 3.4mg 19%
Calcium 28.5mg 3%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 224.52 Kcal (940 kJ)
Calories from fat 89.51 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.95g 20%
Cholesterol 17.76mg 8%
Sodium 366.62mg 20%
Potassium 233.9mg 7%
Total Carbs 25.17g 11%
Sugars 0.43g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1.54g 8%
Protein 8.39g 22%
Vitamin C 5.2mg 11%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 4%
Iron 2.6mg 19%
Calcium 21.6mg 3%

* 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

  • 6.6
  • 8

Good Points

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

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