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    Breakfast Empanadas

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hrs

    45 mins

    15 mins

    mommyoffour's Note:

    I got this from an Ortega cookbook. These may be filled one day ahead and chilled in one layer on a lightly floured plate, covered. Reseal edges if necessary.

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a 12 inch nonstick skillet over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking; cook chorizo and onion, stirring until onion is softened.
    2. 2
      Add potatoes and salt and pepper.
    3. 3
      Cook, covered, stirring occasionally until potatoes begin to turn golden brown, about 6 minutes.
    4. 4
      Stir in jalapenos, tomatoes and cumin.
    5. 5
      Transfer to a bowl and cool completely.
    6. 6
      Stir in cilantro, cheese and additional salt and pepper to taste.
    7. 7
      Roll out each empanada wrapper into a 6 inch round on a floured surface.
    8. 8
      Put about 1/3 cup filling in center of each wrapper and form filling into a log.
    9. 9
      Moisten wrapper edges with a finger dipped in water.
    10. 10
      Fold each wrapper over filling to form a half moon.
    11. 11
      Press down around filling to force out air.
    12. 12
      Seal by pressing edges together firmly with a fork.
    13. 13
      Heat remaining 3 cups oil in a deep 12 inch skillet over moderate heat until hot but not smoking.
    14. 14
      Fry empanadas in 3 batches, gently turning,until golden brown, about 3 minutes.
    15. 15
      Transfer empanadas to paper towels to drain.
    16. 16
      Serve with salsa and sour cream, if desired.

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    Nutritional Facts for Breakfast Empanadas

    Serving Size: 1 (478 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1683.2
     
    Calories from Fat 1545
    91%
    Total Fat 171.6 g
    264%
    Saturated Fat 23.6 g
    118%
    Cholesterol 12.5 mg
    4%
    Sodium 929.7 mg
    38%
    Total Carbohydrate 35.5 g
    11%
    Dietary Fiber 5.2 g
    20%
    Sugars 7.2 g
    28%
    Protein 8.2 g
    16%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    queso blanco

    empanada wrappers

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