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Cheesy Spinach and Bacon Empanadas

Cheesy Spinach and Bacon Empanadas

1 Hr(s)
45 Min(s) Prep
15 Min(s) Cook
Just when you thought empanadas couldn't get any better, this recipe with bacon, spinach and cheese came along. Enjoy!
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24 servings
Original recipe yields 24 servings
Empanada Dough (see tip)
6 slices OSCAR MAYER Bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/4 cup chopped onion s
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 pkg. (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained
1 cup KRAFT Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
1/4 cup frozen corn, thawed
1 tsp. crushed red pepper
1 egg, beaten
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Let's Make It
1
Prepare Empanada Dough as directed. Cook bacon in medium skillet on medium heat 3 min. Add onions and garlic; cook and stir 4 min. or until bacon is crisp. Drain; place in medium bowl. Add spinach, cheese, corn and crushed pepper; mix well.
2
Heat oven to 400°F. Shape dough into 24 balls, using about 1 Tbsp. dough for each ball. Press each ball into 4-inch round. Spoon about 1 Tbsp. spinach mixture onto center of each round. Brush edges of dough evenly with half the egg; fold in half. Press tops lightly to remove air pockets. Press edges together to seal. Place on parchment-covered baking sheet; brush with remaining egg.
3
Bake 15 min. or until golden brown. Cool slightly.
Kitchen Tips
Tip 1
Empanada Dough
Combine 2 cups flour, 1 tsp. CALUMET Baking Powder and 1/4 tsp. salt in large bowl. Cut in 1/2 cup lard with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Gradually add 1/2 cup water, stirring until mixture forms ball. Place dough on lightly floured surface; knead 5 min. or until smooth and pliable.
Tip 2
Make Ahead
Assemble empanadas as directed; place on parchment paper-covered baking sheet. Refrigerate up to 24 hours before baking as directed. To freeze, layer unbaked empanadas between sheets of waxed or parchment in airtight container; freeze up to 2 weeks. Thaw in refrigerator before baking as directed.
Tip 3
Fun Idea
Impress your guest by forming the empanadas into different shapes. Or, place a stencil over each empanada before brushing with egg and baking as directed.
Tip 4
Special Extra
Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.
Nutrition
Calories
0
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g
9%
Saturated Fat 3g
15%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 20mg
7%
Sodium 125mg
5%
Total Carbohydrates 9g
3%
Dietary Fibers 1g
4%
Sugars 0g
Protein 3g
6%
Vitamin A
30%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
6%
Iron
4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
servings
24 servings
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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