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Cheeseburger Empanadas are an easy appetizer recipe bursting with a ground beef, ketchup and cheese filling. Every bite is filled with the flavors of a cheeseburger making Cheeseburger Empanadas the perfect kid friendly snack too!  #cheeseburger #funforkids #gamedayfood #empanadas #groundbeef #cheese #kidfriendly #snack #appetizer #CincodeMayo #easyrecipe #ovenbaked |#swirlsofflavor
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Cheeseburger Empanadas

Cheeseburger Empanadas are bursting with a ground beef, ketchup and cheese filling, making them the perfect kid friendly snack! 
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: cheeseburger, cheeseburger empanadas, empanadas
Servings: 12 empanadas
Calories: 85kcal
Author: Gwynn Galvin



  • 1.Preheat oven to 425F.
  • Brown beef in a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat; drain any excess fat drippings.
  • Stir in ketchup, brown sugar relish (if desired) and kosher salt. Heat until sugar has dissolved, about 1 minute.
  • Remove from heat and let mixture cool slightly.
  • Stir in 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese.
  • Place one piece of dough on lightly floured surface. Arrange about 1 Tablespoon of beef mixture in center of bottom half of dough about 1-inch from edges. Top with 1 teaspoon of shredded cheddar cheese.
  • Brush edges of dough with cold water. Fold top half of dough over filling and seal. Arrange on baking sheet and repeat with remaining dough, filling and cheese.
  • Brush tops and sides of empanadas with lightly beaten egg and bake 20 minutes or until golden.


Makes 12 empanadas.


Calories: 85kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 158mg | Potassium: 82mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 116IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1mg