Cheeseburger Empanadas


  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 1 Tbs.  packed brown sugar
  • 1 Tbs. hamburger relish ,optional
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese ,divided
  • 1 (11.6 ounces) pkg.  frozen dough for turnovers pastries ,thawed, Goya brand
  • 1 egg ,lightly beaten

Shop Recipe


  • 1.Preheat oven to 425F.
  • Brown beef in a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat; drain any excess fat drippings.
  • Stir in ketchup, brown sugar relish (if desired) and kosher salt. Heat until sugar has dissolved, about 1 minute.
  • Remove from heat and let mixture cool slightly.
  • Stir in 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese.
  • Place one piece of dough on lightly floured surface. Arrange about 1 Tablespoon of beef mixture in center of bottom half of dough about 1-inch from edges. Top with 1 teaspoon of shredded cheddar cheese.
  • Brush edges of dough with cold water. Fold top half of dough over filling and seal. Arrange on baking sheet and repeat with remaining dough, filling and cheese.
  • Brush tops and sides of empanadas with lightly beaten egg and bake 20 minutes or until golden.


Makes 12 empanadas.


Calories: 85kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 158mg | Potassium: 82mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 116IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1mg


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