RITZ "Empanadas"

Not rated
  • 30 min prep
  • 30 min total
  • Makes 24 servings, 2 "empanadas" each.

RITZ "Empanadas" Recipe

Ingredients

  • 6 oz. ground beef
  • 6 oz. Mexican chorizo, casings removed
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • 3/4 cup rinsed canned black beans, mashed
  • 1/3 cup golden raisins, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 96 RITZ Crackers, divided
  • 6 pepper Jack cheese slices, each cut into 8 pieces

Instructions

  • Heat  oven to 350°F.
  • Cook  first 4 ingredients in nonstick skillet on medium-high heat until meat is done, stirring frequently. Add all remaining ingredients except crackers and cheese; cook 5 min., stirring occasionally.
  • Place  48 crackers in single layer on baking sheet; top with meat mixture and cheese.
  • Bake  3 min. or until cheese is melted. Top with remaining crackers.

Recipe Tips

Spice it UpAdd 1/4 tsp. ground red pepper (cayenne) to cooked meat mixture along with the cumin and cinnamon.

166682

Nutrition Information

Makes 24 servings, 2 "empanadas" each.

Nutrition per serving:

  • Calories 140 
  • Total fat 8 g
  • Saturated fat 2.5 g
  • Trans fat 0.5 g
  • Cholesterol 15 mg
  • Sodium 180 mg
  • Carbohydrate 11 g
  • Dietary fiber 1 g
  • Sugars 3 g
  • Protein 5 g
  • Vitamin A 2 %DV
  • Vitamin C 0 %DV
  • Calcium 6 %DV
  • Iron 4 %DV

This recipe features: