They were very easy to put together. Here is the recipe:
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- 1 pound ground beef
- olive oil
- 1 cup of diced onions
- 1 package of taco seasoning or its equivalent in dried spices
- 1 additional tsp each of dried cumin and garlic *optional, but I add the extra spice for stronger flavor (I put cumin and garlic in practically everything...)
- 1 cup corn kernels
- 1 3/4 cup black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 cup of salsa
- shredded cheese
- Sour cream *optional
- 1 package empanada dough rounds (if you cant find the empanada dough rounds, just use pre-made pie crust (My Walmart did not have the empanada dough, but I bet HEB would have. (You could also make it from scratch, but I was too tired/ran out of time.)
Heat the oil in skillet and saute the onion for about 2 minutes.
Add the ground beef (breaking into crumbles as you cook it), taco seasoning and spices and cook until brown.
Add black beans, corn and salsa, cooking for another 3 minutes or so, to help the flavors blend.
Preheat the oven to 425
Prepare your dough, if using pie crusts or your own dough, cut the dough into 5 inch circles. (or squares if easier.)
Add about 3 tablespoons of the beef mixture to the center of the dough and top with a generous amount of shredded cheese.
Fold the dough in half and seal edges with a fork.
Brush the tops of the empanadas lightly with oil and bake on a well greased cookie sheet for about 20 minutes or until golden brown
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