Cheeseburgers and empanadas are both people-pleasers—so it's a pretty good bet these Cheeseburger Empanadas are going to go over well with the home crowd!
What You Need
Original recipe yields 6 servings
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp. CALUMET Baking Powder
1/4 cup shortening
1/4 cup plus 1 Tbsp. cold water, divided
1/2 lb. lean ground beef
1 small onion, chopped
1/3 cup HEINZ Tomato Ketchup
1 cup KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
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Let's Make It
Heat oven to 375ºF.
Mix flour and baking powder in medium bowl. Cut in shortening with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Gradually add 1/4 cup water, stirring until mixture forms ball. Knead dough on lightly floured surface 5 min. or until smooth and elastic. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap; refrigerate while preparing filling.
Brown meat with onions in large nonstick skillet; drain. Add ketchup; cook and stir on medium heat 2 min. Cool completely.
Divide dough into 6 pieces. Roll out each piece on lightly floured surface to 7-inch round; place on parchment-covered baking sheet. Stir cheese into meat mixture; spoon about 1/3 cup onto half of each dough round. Beat egg and remaining water; brush onto edges of dough rounds. Fold in half to enclose filling. Press tops lightly to remove excess air; seal edges with fork. Brush tops with remaining egg.
Bake 18 to 20 min. or until golden brown.
If empanada dough is too dry, add additional water, 1 tsp. at a time, until dough can easily be shaped into ball.
Serve with smart sides such as steamed vegetables and a side salad to round out the meal.
Empanadas can be assembled ahead of time. Refrigerate up to 24 hours. When ready to serve, bake, uncovered, on prepared baking sheet as directed.
Substitute 6 thawed frozen empanada dough disks for the homemade dough.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g
Saturated Fat 6g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 21g
Dietary Fibers 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* 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.