Beef, Bean and Cheese Baked Empanadas



  • 1 package frozen empanada pastry dough (found in Latin/ethnic section in the frozen dept of most major supermarkets)
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 can pinto beans, drained
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 teaspoons worchestsire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 375
  2. In a saucepan, cook the ground beef until no longer pink. Drain.
  3. Place the meat back onto the stove and add the beans, chili powder, Worchestsire, cumin, salt, pepper, garlic and tomato paste.
  4. Stir to combine and cook over medium heat for 6-7 minutes.
  5. Coat a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray o parchment paper.
  6. Place a small amount of filling (2 tbs) and an equal amount of cheese on top of each dough circle and fold over and press to seal.
  7. Repeat until all the filling/dough is used.
  8. Brush each side with melted butter and bake until golden. (12-17 minutes)


Nutrition information per serving:  100 Calories, 4g Total Fat, 2g Saturated Fat, 0g Trans Fat, 20mg Cholesterol, 310mg Sodium, 7g Carbohydrate, 2g Dietary Fiber, 1g Sugars, 9g Protein

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