RITZ "Empanadas"

17  Ratings
  • 30 min prep
  • 30 min total
  • Makes 24 servings, 2 "empanadas" each.


RITZ "Empanadas" Recipe

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. ground beef
  • 8 oz. Mexican chorizo, casings removed
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • 1 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
  • 8 pepper Jack cheese slices, each cut into 6 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 to make 48 "empanadas."

Recipe Tips

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

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Nutrition Information

Makes 24 servings, 2 "empanadas" each.

Nutrition per serving:

    • Calories 150 
    • Total fat 9 g
    • Saturated fat 3.5 g
    • Cholesterol 20 mg
    • Sodium 220 mg
    • Carbohydrate 12 g
    • Dietary fiber <1 g
    • Total sugars 2 g
    •     Includes added sugars <1 g
    • Protein 6 g
    • Vitamin A 0 %DV
    • Vitamin C 0 %DV
    • Vitamin D 0 %DV
    • Calcium 6 %DV
    • Iron 4 %DV
    • Potassium 2 %DV
    • n/a indicates that data is not available

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