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  1. Chorizo Empanadas

Chorizo Empanadas

01:50:00 24 servings, 1 empanada (28 g) each
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24 servings, 1 empanada (28 g) each

Mmmm! Flaky dough, savoury sausage and tender onions - a delicious empanada recipe that's easy to make. Who doesn’t love an empanada, fresh from the oven? Try them as an appetizer - if you can bring yourself to share!

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  • Heat oven to 400ºF.
  • Beat cream cheese and butter in large bowl with mixer until well blended. Gradually beat in flour. Shape into ball. Wrap in plastic wrap; let stand 1 hour.
  • Meanwhile, cook chorizo and onions in large saucepan on medium-high heat 9 to10 min. or until meat is done, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Cool completely.
  • Roll out pastry dough on lightly floured surface to 1/8-inch thickness. Use 4-inch cookie or biscuit cutter to cut pastry into 24 rounds, rerolling scraps as necessary. Discard any remaining dough.
  • Spoon 1 Tbsp. meat mixture onto centre of each pastry round; brush edge with egg. Fold in half; press edges together with fork to seal. Place on baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray. Cut small slits in tops to vent; brush with remaining egg.
  • Bake 18 to 20 min. or until golden brown.

Make Ahead

This is a great make-ahead recipe. Assemble empanadas as directed; place on baking sheet and brush with egg as directed. Freeze until solid, then transfer to freezer-weight resealable plastic bag or freezer container. Freeze up to 3 months. When ready to serve, place desired number of empanadas on baking sheet. Let stand at room temperature 1 hour; bake as directed.

Special Extra

Love spice? Finely mince 3 birds-eye chilies and add to meat mixture for some added punch!


  • 24 servings, 1 empanada (28 g) each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 24 servings, 1 empanada (28 g) each
Calories 130
% Daily Value
Total fat 10g
Saturated fat 5g
Cholesterol 30mg
Sodium 180mg
Carbohydrate 7g
Dietary fibre 0g
Sugars 0g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A 4 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 0 %DV
Iron 4 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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