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    Almost Instant Empanadas

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    20 mins

    5 mins

    15 mins

    juniperwoman's Note:

    These empanadas require no browning of meat, no cooking of vegetables, or anything else time consuming! Instead, you just use refrigerated pizza dough and ingredients straight from the can or jar. The recipe is from Real Simple magazine.

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

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    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 (1 lb) package refrigerated pizza dough
    • 1 (16 ounce) can refried beans
    • 9 tablespoons fresh salsa
    • 1 (8 ounce) package shredded cheddar cheese
    • sour cream (optional)

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Heat oven to 400 degrees. Spread 1 teaspoon of the oil on a baking sheet.
    2. 2
      Divide the dough into 6 equal portions. Roll each into an 8-inch round on a lightly floured surface. On half of each round, spread some of the beans, then top with 1 1/2 tablespoons of the salsa and 2 tablespoons of the cheese.
    3. 3
      Fold over the other half of each round, covering the filling, and press the curved edge with your thumb to seal.
    4. 4
      Lightly brush the tops of the empanadas with the remaining oil, then transfer to the baking sheet.
    5. 5
      Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden. Serve with a dollop of sour cream, if desired.

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    Nutritional Facts for Almost Instant Empanadas

    Serving Size: 1 (142 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 276.5
     
    Calories from Fat 162
    58%
    Total Fat 18.0 g
    27%
    Saturated Fat 8.9 g
    44%
    Cholesterol 45.7 mg
    15%
    Sodium 757.8 mg
    31%
    Total Carbohydrate 15.3 g
    5%
    Dietary Fiber 4.8 g
    19%
    Sugars 1.8 g
    7%
    Protein 14.3 g
    28%

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