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“Easy empanada recipe.”
12 empanadas

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. When warm, add onion and saute until softened, about 3 minutes. Add the garlic and saute an additional minute. Stir in the beef, cumin, curry, chili powder, allspice, thyme, cinnamon, salt and pepper. Saute, stirring often, until the beef is browned, about 10 minutes. Add the corn and cheddar, set aside and cool.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  3. Melt the butter with the sazon powder. Stir well to combine. Working with one wrapper at a time, scoop 2 heaping tablespoons of the filling into the center of the wrapper. Brush the edges of the dough between beaten egg, then fold the dough over to form a half moon, pressing the air out with your fingertips. Use the tines of a fork to pinch and seal the edges, creating a border about 1 inch wide. Repeat with remaining wrappers. Transfer to a baking sheet lines with parchment paper. Using a pastry brush, coat the tops with the melted butter. Bake according to dough package, or until puffed and lightly browned (about 20 minutes).

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