Chorizo & Cheese Empanadas

Chorizo & Cheese Empanadas
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2 Reviews
Empanadas are turnovers that are made with either a sweet or spicy filling.
60 min
Prep Time
1:30
Total Time
32 appetizers

Ingredients

3/4 pound
chorizo sausage, casing removed
1/2 cup
finely chopped red bell pepper
1/4 cup
finely chopped fresh cilantro
1 (17.3-ounce) package (2 sheets)
frozen puff pastry sheets, thawed
3 ounces (3/4 cup)
Land O Lakes® Monterey Jack Cheese, shredded
2 tablespoons
Land O Lakes® Butter, melted
 
Salsa, if desired
Shredded lettuce, if desired

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 400°F.
  2. Cook sausage and pepper in 10-inch skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally to break up sausage, 6-8 minutes or until cooked through. Drain. Remove from heat; stir in cilantro. Set aside.
  3. Roll 1 sheet puff pastry to 14-inch square. Cut into 16 (3 1/2-inch) squares. Place 1 tablespoon filling and 1 teaspoon cheese in center of each square. Lightly brush edges of square with water. Fold opposite corners of squares together to form triangles; crimp with fork to seal. Place onto ungreased baking sheet. Repeat with remaining pastry sheet and filling.
  4. Brush each empanada with melted butter. Bake 10-12 minutes or until puffed and lightly browned. Serve immediately. Serve with salsa and shredded lettuce, if desired.

Recipe Tips

To make ahead, wrap unbaked empanadas in plastic food wrap. Place in refrigerator for up to 24 hours. When ready to serve, bake as directed above.

Nutrition Facts (1 appetizer)

Calories
130
Cholesterol
10mg
Carbohydrates
7g
Protein
3g
Fat
10g
Sodium
140mg
Dietary Fiber
0g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

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I've made it for several parties and it's always a big hit.

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I served this at a gathering of friends & it was a big hit. All the ladies wanted the recipe.

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