•  

Cheesy Empanadas

Give traditional empanadas a cheesy twist – for extra kick, add chipotle in adobo or hot sauce to the filling.

 

Prep Time: 10 minutes           Total Time: 40 minutes         Serves: 4

Cheesy Empanadas

Ingredients:

1 tbsp olive oil

8 oz ground beef

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

1 small onion, diced

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tbsp chili powder

1 tsp ground cumin

3/4 cup Gehl’s Supreme White Cheddar Cheese Sauce

1 sheet prepared pie dough

1 egg

8 cups canola oil, for frying

Directions:

1. Heat oil in large skillet set over medium heat; cook beef, salt and pepper for 3 to 5 minutes or until starting to brown. Add onion, garlic, chili powder and cumin; cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until beef is cooked through. Stir in cheese sauce and cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until heated through. Remove from heat and let cool completely.

2. Meanwhile, on lightly floured work surface, roll out dough into 1/4-inch thickness. Using 4-inch round cutter, cut out 8 rounds from prepared pie dough, rerolling scraps when necessary.

3. Scoop beef mixture evenly into center of each dough round. Whisk egg with 1 tsp water; brush around edges of rounds, then fold over to enclose filling. Gently crimp and seal edges using fork.

4. Preheat oil in deep-fryer to 350°F. In small batches, fry empanadas for 3 to 5 minutes or until golden. Transfer to paper towel–lined plate. Let cool slightly. Makes 8 empanadas.

top