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Chorizo Empanadas

1 Hr(s) 50 Min(s)
30 Min(s) Prep
1 Hr(s) 20 Min(s) Cook
We packed browned chorizo and tender onions into rounds of cream cheese dough, then baked 'em until golden brown. Say it with us: Mmmm-panadas!
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24 servings
Original recipe yields 24 servings
4 oz. (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
1-1/2 cups flour
3/4 lb. Mexican chorizo, casings removed
1/4 cup finely chopped onion s
1 egg, beaten
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Let's Make It
1
Heat oven to 400ºF.
2
Beat cream cheese and butter in large bowl with mixer until blended. Gradually beat in flour. Shape into ball; wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate while preparing empanada filling.
3
Cook meat and onions in large skillet on medium-high heat 9 to 10 min. or until meat is done, stirring frequently. Drain. Cool completely.
4
Roll out dough on lightly floured surface to 1/8-inch thickness. Use 4-inch cookie or biscuit cutter to cut dough into 24 rounds, rerolling scraps as necessary. Spoon 1 Tbsp. meat mixture onto center of each; brush edge with egg. Fold in half; seal edges with fork.
5
Place on baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray. Cut small slits in tops to vent; brush with remaining egg.
6
Bake 18 to 20 min. or until golden brown.
Kitchen Tips
Tip 1
Serving Suggestion
Serve with a mixed green salad and glass of fat-free milk to round out the meal.
Tip 2
Special Extra
Love spice? Finely chop 1 serrano chile and add to meat mixture for some added punch!
Tip 3
Make Ahead
This is a great make-ahead recipe. Assemble empanadas as directed; place on baking sheet and brush with egg as directed. Freeze until firm, then transfer to resealable freezer-weight plastic bag or freezer container. Freeze up to 3 months. When ready to serve, place desired number of empanadas on baking sheet. Let stand at room temperature 1 hour; bake as directed.
Nutrition
Calories
110
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g
10%
Saturated Fat 4.5g
23%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 30mg
10%
Sodium 140mg
6%
Total Carbohydrates 6g
2%
Dietary Fibers 0g
Sugars 0g
Protein 3g
6%
Vitamin A
4%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
0%
Iron
2%
* 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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