Spiced Beef Empanadas With Lime Sour Cream

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  • Makes 24
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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 358 calories
    • Fat 21 g
    • Sat Fat 9 g
    • Cholesterol 63 mg
    • Sodium 393 mg
    • Protein 9 g
    • Carbohydrate 33 g
    • Fiber 0 g


  1. Check 1tablespoon olive oil
  2. Check 1 small onion, chopped
  3. Check 1/2pound ground beef (80 to 85 percent lean)
  4. Check 1/3cup golden raisins
  5. Check 2tablespoons ketchup
  6. Check 1/4teaspoon ground cinnamon
  7. Check kosher salt and black pepper
  8. Check 2 store-bought refrigerated rolled piecrusts
  9. Check 1 large egg, beaten
  10. Check 1/2cup sour cream
  11. Check 1/4teaspoon lime zest


  1. Heat oven to 375º F. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, 5 to 6 minutes. Add the beef and cook, breaking it up with a spoon, until no longer pink, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in the raisins, ketchup, cinnamon, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper.
  2. Using a 2½-inch round cookie cutter, cut out circles from the piecrusts. Divide the beef mixture among the circles, brush the edges with water, fold in half, and press with a fork to seal. Transfer to a baking sheet and brush with the egg. Bake until golden, 20 to 25 minutes.
  3. Put the sour cream in a small bowl and sprinkle with the lime zest. Serve with the empanadas.