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Beef and Bean Empanadas Recipe

Looking for an easy Beef and Bean Empanadas recipe? Learn how to make Beef and Bean Empanadas using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by lanadefemme

Makes 12 servings



Part of my series on eating on $3 a day, this is a recipe for empanadas that cost less than $0.50 a piece to make. More information on the recipe can be found here: http://lanalepicurien.blogspot.com/search/label/%243%20a%20Day%20Diet%20Project

Recipe Ingredients for Beef and Bean Empanadas

1 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 stick (1/2 cup) cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 large egg
1/3 cup ice water
1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar
8 oz. ground beef
8 oz. refried beans
1/2 onion
1/4 cup minced garlic
1 diced tomato
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
2 oz oil

Recipe Directions for Beef and Bean Empanadas

  1. Sift flours with salt into a large bowl and blend in butter with your fingertips or a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal with some (roughly pea-size) butter lumps.

  2. Beat together egg, water, and vinegar in a small bowl with a fork. Add to flour mixture, stirring with fork until just incorporated. (Mixture will look shaggy.)

  3. Turn out mixture onto a lightly floured surface and gather together, then knead gently with heel of your hand once or twice, just enough to bring dough together. Form dough into a flat rectangle and chill, wrapped in plastic wrap, at least 1 hour.

  4. Put 2 oz of oil in a skillet. Brown onions and garlic. Add ground beef and cook until browned. Add diced tomato, the can of refried beans, salt, pepper, cumin, and chili powder. Mix until well incorporated and heat the mixture all the way through. Put into a bowl and allow to cool.

  5. Cut the empanada dough into 12 equal parts. Work with each ball one at a time and leave the rest of the dough refrigerated. Roll into a ball and flatten into discs large enough to place 1/12 of the filling into. Make sure that the dough is thick enough so that it can hold the filling but as thin as possible. Fold over and close the edges with a fork. Place on a baking sheet and continue with the rest of the pieces of dough in the same manner. Bake at 375 for 15-20 minutes until browned.

Categories

Beans, Beef, First Course

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 102.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
262
Calories from Fat
131
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
14.5g
22%
Saturated Fat
6.1g
30%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
56mg
19%
Sodium
715mg
30%
Potassium
200mg
6%
Total Carbohydrates
22.7g
8%
Dietary Fiber
1.9g
8%
Sugars
0.5g
Protein
10.1g
Vitamin A 7% Vitamin C 5%
Calcium 3% Iron 13%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C-
  Good points
  • Very low in sugar
  • High in selenium
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
  • High in sodium
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