Spicy Black Bean Empanadas Recipe

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Spicy Black Bean Empanadas
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  1. Thaw the pastry sheets at room temperature for 40 minutes or until they're easy to handle. Heat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or spray with vegetable cooking spray. Stir the egg and water with a fork in a small bowl.
  2. Cook the pork in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat until the pork is well browned, stirring frequently to break up meat. Add the diced red pepper, green onions and garlic. Cook until tender. Stir the tomato sauce, cumin, chili powder and crushed red pepper into the skillet. Reduce the heat to low and cook for 8 minutes. Remove from the heat. Stir in the cheese, 1 cup of the beans and cilantro. Let cool.
  3. Unfold 1 pastry sheet on a lightly floured surface. Roll to a 16x12-inch rectangle. Cut into 10 (2 1/2-inch) rounds. Top half of each round with 1 teaspoon cheese mixture. Brush edges of pastry with water. Fold over and press the edges with a fork to seal. Place the empanadas on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining pastry and cheese mixture. Brush with the egg mixture.
  4. Bake for 18 minutes or until golden. Serve with sour cream, guacamole and remaining beans.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 81.36 Kcal (341 kJ)
Calories from fat 59.86 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.65g 10%
Cholesterol 15.52mg 5%
Sodium 102.98mg 4%
Potassium 80.11mg 2%
Total Carbs 3.02g 1%
Sugars 0.49g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0.27g 1%
Protein 2.54g 5%
Vitamin C 2.9mg 5%
Iron 0.3mg 1%
Calcium 52.8mg 5%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 258.46 Kcal (1082 kJ)
Calories from fat 190.16 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21.13g 10%
Cholesterol 49.31mg 5%
Sodium 327.14mg 4%
Potassium 254.49mg 2%
Total Carbs 9.59g 1%
Sugars 1.57g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0.85g 1%
Protein 8.08g 5%
Vitamin C 9.3mg 5%
Iron 0.8mg 1%
Calcium 167.7mg 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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Weightwatchers Points

  • 2.1
  • 2

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

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