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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
Cheeseburger Empanadas
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins

Cheeseburger Empanadas are bursting with a ground beef, ketchup and cheese filling, making them the perfect kid friendly snack! 

Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: cheeseburger, cheeseburger empanadas, empanadas
Servings: 12 empanadas
Calories: 85 kcal
Author: Gwynn Galvin
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 1 Tbs. packed brown sugar
  • 1 Tbs. hamburger relish ,optional
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese ,divided
  • 1 (11.6 ounces) pkg.  frozen dough for turnovers pastries ,thawed, Goya brand
  • 1 egg ,lightly beaten
  1. 1.Preheat oven to 425F.
  2. Brown beef in a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat; drain any excess fat drippings.
  3. Stir in ketchup, brown sugar relish (if desired) and kosher salt. Heat until sugar has dissolved, about 1 minute.
  4. Remove from heat and let mixture cool slightly.
  5. Stir in 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Brush tops and sides of empanadas with lightly beaten egg and bake 20 minutes or until golden.
Recipe Notes

Makes 12 empanadas.

Nutrition Facts
Cheeseburger Empanadas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 85 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 32mg11%
Sodium 158mg7%
Potassium 82mg2%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 116IU2%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.