Beef Empanadas

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Beef Empanadas

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Turn extra pizza dough into something more south-of-the-border. Baking (instead of frying) cuts calories and fat — and doesn't take too much extra time. This flaky and flavorful treat spends only 10 minutes in the oven.

Ready in
30 m
4
Servings
390
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

Nutrional information per serving:

415.4 cal; 8.4 g fat; 2.6 g saturated fat; 34.3 mg cholesterol; 891.6 mg sodium; 42.5 g carbs; 7.5 g sugar; 2.3 g dietary fiber; 17.6 g protein

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup chopped yellow onion
  • 1 Teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 Pound ground beef
  • 2 Teaspoons cumin
  • 2 Teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 Teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon pepper
  • 11 Ounces thin-crust pizza dough

Directions

Heat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

 

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, sauté onion in the olive oil for about 3 minutes. Add the ground beef and brown, 5 minutes. Take off heat.

 

Stir in the cumin, red wine vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper. Stretch the pizza dough to form a 16-by-12 inch rectangle and cut into 8 equal pieces. Spoon the beef mixture on top of each piece. Fold the edges in half diagonally and crimp to seal.

 

Place the empanadas on a greased baking sheet. Coat the empanadas with cooking spray, poke with a fork, and bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown.

 

Flavorful Alternatives to Onion and Garlic

Beef Shopping Tip

Most cattle are fed a diet of grass until they are sent to a feedlot – where they are finished on corn. When possible, choose beef from cattle that are “100% grass fed” - it will be more expensive, but better for your health.

Beef Cooking Tip

The method used to cook beef is dependent on the cut. Cuts that are more tender, like filet mignon, should be cooked for a relatively short amount of time over high heat by grilling or sautéing. While less tender cuts, like brisket and short ribs, should be cooked for a longer time with lower heat by braising or stewing.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
15g
24%
Sugar
3g
N/A
Saturated Fat
5g
26%
Cholesterol
40mg
13%
Protein
17g
34%
Carbs
44g
15%
Vitamin A
3µg
N/A
Vitamin B12
1µg
20%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
13.7%
Vitamin C
3mg
5%
Vitamin E
0.5mg
2.6%
Vitamin K
3µg
4%
Calcium
91mg
9%
Fiber
3g
12%
Folate (food)
35µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
249µg
62%
Folic acid
126µg
N/A
Iron
4mg
23%
Magnesium
39mg
10%
Monounsaturated
7g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
6mg
30%
Phosphorus
187mg
27%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
319mg
9%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
19.3%
Sodium
519mg
22%
Sugars, added
1g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.4mg
27.9%
Trans
0.7g
N/A
Zinc
3mg
21%

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