Spook-tacular Empanadas

Prep time
10 minutes
Cooking time
25 minutes
Total time
35 minutes


1⁄2 lb
Laura's 92% Lean Ground Beef or 96% Lean Ground Round
1⁄4 c
finely chopped onion
1⁄4 t
Cajun seasoning
1⁄4 t
kosher salt
1⁄4 t
ground black pepper
1⁄4 c
canned low-salt yellow corn, drained
1⁄4 c
1 T
tomato paste
wonton wrappers
Salsa and Sour cream (optional)
Cooking Spray


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
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