Empanadas With Nataly Dawn!

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Nov. 02, 2016

Making empanadas with my friend Nataly Dawn! I'm so excited to share this video! Nataly is a hilarious person and a super talented musician and she makes cool music videos and original music on her channel.


For dough:
Cream cheese 3 Ounce
Butter 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Cornmeal 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Salt 1/4 Teaspoon
For filling:
Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
Sliced green onions 1/3 Cup (5.33 tbs) (about 6)
Jalapeno 1 , diced
Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm)
Tomato paste 2 Tablespoon
Paprika 1 Teaspoon
Cooked black beans 1 1/2 Cup (24 tbs)
Oregano 1/2 Teaspoon
Orange zest 1 Teaspoon
Salt 1/2 Teaspoon
Egg 1 (for glazing the empanadas, optional)
Pepper 1/2 Teaspoon
Cooked black beans 1 1/2 Cup (24 tbs)



1.Combine the cheese and butter in a mixing bowl and beat with a paddle attachment or just with a wooden spoon or spatula until well combined. 2.Add flour, cornmeal and salt and mix well. Refrigerate while you make the filling.



1.Preheat you oven at 375 degrees F.

2.Heat oil in a skillet over high heat and add onion. Cook, stirring for several minutes until onion is beginning to brown. Add jalapeño, garlic, tomato paste and spices and cook 60 seconds.

3.Add beans and mash up about half the beans with your spatula.

4.Add zest and turn off heat.

5.On a floured surface with a floured rolling pin, roll the dough out to thickness, or until its about a foot-and-a-half diameter circle. (If the dough doesnt roll out easily i.e. it springs back let it rest longer)

6.Cut 6 circles from it. (You should get about 8 circles.)

7.Plop 1/4 cup of filling onto the lower half of each circle and fold over to cover it.

8.Use a fork to mash the seam together.

9.Transfer to a baking sheet, leaving between each.

(If you like, brush the tops with beaten egg for a glossy look.)

10.Bake at 375 degrees F for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.


11.Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 60 Minutes
Ready In: 60 Minutes
Servings: 8

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 331Calories from Fat 163

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 19 g29.2%

Saturated Fat 9 g45%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 391 mg16.29%

Total Carbohydrates 34 g11.3%

Dietary Fiber 7 g28%

Sugars 1 g

Protein 9 g18%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet