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Plantain Empanadas with Chipotle-Peanut Sauce
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Plantain Empanadas with Chipotle-Peanut Sauce

1 Hour 5 Minutes
45 Min Prep
1 Hr 5 Min Cook
Using convenient frozen empanada (turnover) disks to make these delicious empanadas cuts the prep time in half.
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12 servings
Original recipe yields 12 servings
1 cup oil, divided
2 ripe plantain s, chopped
1/4 cup chopped onion s
1 clove garlic, minced
1 cup KRAFT Shredded Low-Moisture Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese
1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped, divided
1 pkg. (11.6 oz.) frozen turnover (empanada) dough (12 disks), thawed
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup KRAFT Real Mayo Mayonnaise
1/4 cup orange juice
2 Tbsp. chopped canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
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Let's Make It
1
Heat 1 tsp. oil in large nonstick skillet on medium heat. Add plantains, onions and garlic; cook 5 min. or until plantains are golden brown, stirring frequently. Cool slightly. Stir in cheese and half the cilantro.
2
Spoon about 1/4 cup plantain mixture onto center of each dough disk; moisten edge with water. Fold disks in half to enclose filling; press lightly on tops to remove air pockets. Seal edges with fork.
3
Heat remaining oil in medium deep skillet to 375ºF. Add 4 empanadas; cook 4 to 5 min. or until golden brown on both sides, turning after 3 min. Drain on paper towels. Repeat with remaining empanadas. Cool slightly.
4
Mix peanut butter, mayo, juice, peppers and remaining cilantro until blended. Serve with empanadas.
Kitchen Tips
How to Easily Assemble Empanadas
Place disks on lightly floured surface. Top evenly with plantain mixture; fold and seal accordingly.
Make Ahead
Empanadas can be assembled ahead of time. Place between 2 sheets of waxed paper or parchment paper in airtight container; freeze up to 2 months. When ready to serve, thaw overnight in refrigerator, then pat dry with paper towels and cook as directed.
Nutrition
Calories
240
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g
17%
Saturated Fat 3g
15%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 5mg
2%
Sodium 210mg
9%
Total Carbohydrates 26g
9%
Dietary Fibers 1g
4%
Sugars 6g
12%
Protein 7g
14%
Vitamin A
10%
Vitamin C
6%
Calcium
8%
Iron
8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Servings
12 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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