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Easy Beef Empanadas

easy beef empanadas
  • (1 cup) onions, diced
  • (1 tsp.) olive oil
  • (1/2 lb.) ground beef
  • (2 tsp.) cumin
  • (2 tsp.) wine vinegar
  • (1 tsp.) sugar
  • (1/2 tsp.) salt
  • (1/4 tsp.) pepper
  • (11 oz.) thin-crust pizza dough

Easy Beef Empanadas

Thin pizza dough pockets filled with sauteed ground beef and onions, then baked until golden brown.

Preparation Time
About 10 minutes
Cook Time
About 20 minutes


  1. 1Preheat oven to 400°F. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. 2Place a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil. When hot, add onions and saute 3 minutes. Add ground beef and cook another 5 minutes or until browned, breaking it up with a wooden spoon.

  3. 3Meanwhile, form dough into a 16x12 in. rectangle and cut into 8 even squares.
  4. 4Remove pan from heat and add cumin, wine vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper. Divide filling evenly between squares, fold in half diagonally. Use a fork to crimp the edges shut.

  5. 5Place on greased baking sheet, spray with cooking spray and poke each one once with a fork. Bake 10 minutes, or until golden brown and serve.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 2 empanadas

Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 315
  • Total Fat 8.4 g
  • Total Carbohydrate 42.5 g
  • Protein 17.6 g
  • Cholesterol -- mg
  • Sodium 892 mg
  • Fiber 2.3 g

Additional Information

Recipe Category: Lunch

Recipe Subcategory: Miscellaneous

Recipe Ethnicity: Mexican/Southwestern

Dietetic Info:
  • Glycemic Index:
  • Gluten Free: No

Vegetarian/Allergen Info: Contains Red Meat

NOTE: Glycemic Index Scale: Low=0-55, Medium=56-69, High=70 or greater.