Ground Beef Empanadas

ground beef empanadas
A leaner healthier version of the empanada uses wonton wrappers filled with lean ground beef, corn and onion flavored with cajun spices. Laura's Lean Beef products are antibiotic-free and vegetarian fed.
Recipe By: Laura's Lean Beef
  • Prep10 min |
  • Total22 min |
  • ServesMakes 20


    • 1/2 pound Laura's 92% Lean Ground Beef or 96% Lean Ground Round
    • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
    • 1/4 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
    • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 1/4 cup canned low-salt yellow corn, drained
    • 1/3 cup salsa
    • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
    • 20 each wonton wrappers
    • 1 - cooking spray
    • 1 - low fat sour cream (optional)


Preheat oven to 400°F.

Cook ground beef, onion and next 3 ingredients in a large nonstick skillet 5 minutes or until beef is browned; drain. Add corn and next 2 ingredients and cook until heated through. Remove and let cool.
Working with one wonton wrapper at a time, spoon 1 tablespoon beef mixture into center of each wrapper. Bring 2 opposite corners together and pinch the points to seal, forming a triangle. Place wrappers on a wire rack and repeat procedure with remaining wrappers and beef mixture.

Place empanadas on lightly greased baking sheets and coat lightly with cooking spray. Bake 4 to 6 minutes on each side, turning once or until golden. Serve with salsa and sour cream, if desired.

Nutritional information

Using Laura's 92% Lean Ground Beef : calories 85.57 (16% from fat); fat 1.55g (sat .68g); protein 5.02g; carb 8.94g; fiber .62g; chol 10.12mg; iron .36mg; sodium 157mg
Recipes From - The Gourmet Food And Cooking Resource