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    40 mins

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    keen5's Note:

    Put these babies on your next Mexican menu. You won't be disappointed. Cook time does not include browning the beef.

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

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 02, 2012


      This was a tasty treat. I made them for dinner and we all enjoyed them. The only alterations made to the recipe: I used puff pastry sheets > rolled out thinner, regular salsa, added a few dashed of Worcestershire and Frank's RedHot Original sauce and some cilantro. I brushed the the tops of the empanadas with an egg wash before baking. YUM! It'a a keeper & thanks for posting Keen5.

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    • on September 28, 2008


      I made Simple Tex-Mex Rice to go with these delicious Empanadas. I made some with beef and some with chicken. I added green olives in with the mix. Made them taste great! Excellent both ways. I served with salsa and sour cream on top. Great recipe!

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    • on August 17, 2008


      I love the idea of baking instead of frying. Much healthier. I don't like to fry if I can bake instead... Again gret recipe. I will make it again. sandy

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    Nutritional Facts for Empanadas (Appetizer)

    Serving Size: 1 (623 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 64.3
    Calories from Fat 16
    Total Fat 1.8 g
    Saturated Fat 0.6 g
    Cholesterol 7.3 mg
    Sodium 96.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 7.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.4 g
    Sugars 1.1 g
    Protein 3.8 g

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