Spiced Beef Empanadas With Lime Sour Cream

Spiced Beef Empanadas With Lime Sour Cream
 Con Poulos
A slightly tart creamy dip balances out handheld empanadas filled with a delicious mixture of ground beef, raisins, onion, and cinnamon.

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Makes 24
preparation
35
minutes
cooking
60
minutes

Ingredients

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

Directions

  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.
Kate Merker and Sara Quessenberry
December 2009

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 358
  • Fat 21 g
  • Sat Fat 9 g
  • Cholesterol 63 mg
  • Sodium 393 mg
  • Protein 9 g
  • Carbohydrate 33 g
  • Fiber 0 g
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101.

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