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RITZ "Empanadas"

RITZ "Empanadas"

Prep time30 min
Total time30min
ServingsMakes 24 servings, 2 "empanadas" each.
  • 8 oz. ground beef
  • 8 oz. Mexican chorizo, casings removed
  • ½ cup chopped onions
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • 1 cup rinsed canned black beans, mashed
  • ⅓ cup golden raisins, chopped
  • ½ tsp. ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 96 RITZ Crackers, divided
  • 8 pepper Jack cheese slices, each cut into 6 pieces
  • 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 Up
    Add 1/4 tsp. ground red pepper (cayenne) to cooked meat mixture along with the cumin and cinnamon.


Nutrition Information

Nutrition Per Serving

 % Daily Value*
Total fat 9g 
   Saturated fat 3.5g 
   Trans fat 0g 
Cholesterol 20mg 
Sodium 220mg 
Carbohydrate 12g 
   Dietary fiber <1g 
   Total sugars 2g 
   Added sugars <1g 
Protein 6g 
Vitamin A0 %DV
Vitamin C0 %DV
Calcium6 %DV
Iron4 %DV
Potassium2 %DV
Vitamin D0 %DV

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