Empanadas Con Queso

40 mins (prep 20, cooking 20)
21 ingredients
4 servings
These are so yummy! This is supposed to serve 4, but DH and I always wolf it all down and it's just the 2 of us!! Serve with rice and beans. There will be a lot of cheese sauce, which is a little more than you need to top empanadas...but we love it so much, we drizzle it all over our rice and beans and use it as dip for our tortilla chips!! I usually make the filling up ahead of time so it goes faster for me. Note: The original recipe calls for you to make eight 4.5" circles out of both puff pastry sheets. I find it easier to just cut each pastry sheet into thirds (where it's been folded) and cut each third into thirds (each sheet gives you 9 squares, so 18 total). If you use circles, it will make 8 half moon shaped empanadas and if you use squares it will make 18 triangle shaped empanadas. I think it's so much faster to cut squares. Enjoy!

Categories:  <-60-mins , steak , ground-beef , north-american , beef , mexican , taste~mood , spicy , cheese , savory-pies , eggs~dairy , time-to-make , main-dish , meat , savory ,
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Serving Size (209.28 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 957.77 Calories from Fat 499.68
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 55.52g 341.67%
Saturated Fat 19.03g 380.51%
Trans Fat 0.96g %
Cholesterol 64.29mg 85.72%
Sodium 3262.15mg 543.69%
Total Carbohydrate 94.4g 125.87%
Dietary Fiber 3.95 g 63.25%
Sugars 18.01 g %
Protein 23.6g 188.81%
Vitamin A 600.76IU% Vitamin C 4.28mg%
Calcium 485.91mg% Iron 6.42mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
ground beef, green bell pepper, serrano peppers, salsa, sheets, salt and pepper