Beef Empanadas

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  • 1/2 pound Laura's 92% Lean Ground Beef or 96% Lean Ground Round
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup canned low-salt yellow corn, drained
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 20 wonton wrappers
  • 1 Salsa and Sour cream (optional)
  • Cooking Spray
  • Prep Time: 10 Min
  • Cook Time: 25 Min
  • Total Time: 35 Min


1. Preheat oven to 400°F.

2. Cook ground beef, onion and next 3 ingredients in a large nonstick skillet 5 minutes or until beef is browned; drain. Add corn and next 2 ingredients and cook until heated through. Remove and let cool.

3. Working with one wonton wrapper at a time, spoon 1 tablespoon beef mixture into center of each wrapper. Bring 2 opposite corners together and pinch the points to seal, forming a triangle. Place wrappers on a wire rack and repeat procedure with remaining wrappers and beef mixture.

4. Place empanadas on lightly greased baking sheets and coat lightly with cooking spray. Bake 4 to 6 minutes on each side, turning once or until golden. Serve with salsa and sour cream, if desired.

Nutritional Analysis Per Serving

Nutritional Analysis Per Serving
Using Laura's 92% Lean Ground Beef
CALORIES 85.57 (16% from fat); FAT 1.55g (sat .68g); PROTEIN 5.02g; CARB 8.94g; FIBER .62g; CHOL 10.12mg; IRON .36mg; SODIUM 157mg

Using Laura's 96% Lean Ground Round
CALORIES 71.9 (10% from fat); FAT .81g (sat .34g); PROTEIN 6.91g; CARB 9.03g; FIBER .62g; CHOL 10mg; IRON .37mg; SODIUM 180mg