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Veggie Empanadas with Mole Sauce with Extra Melt Cheese Sauce

Yield: 20 servings | Serving Size: 3 empanadas with 3 generous tablespoons sauce

Veggie Empanadas with Extra Melt Mole Sauce recipe

Ingredients

  • Mole Cheese Sauce Ingredients
  • 35 ounces (4 cups) | Land O Lakes® Extra Melt® White Cheese Sauce
  • 2 ounces (1/4 cup) | Prepared mole sauce
  • If desired | Chopped fresh cilantro
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  • Empanada Ingredients
  • 2 ounces (1/4 cup) | Olive oil
  • 1 pound 8 ounces (4 cups) | Potatoes, diced, cooked
  • 5 ounces (1 cup) | Poblano pepper, diced
  • 6 ounces (1 cup) | Onion, diced
  • 1 pound (2 cups) | Frozen roast corn and jalapeño blend
  • 1 pound (2 cups) | Canned black beans, rinsed, drained
  • 1 tablespoon | Ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons | Cayenne
  • 2 teaspoons | Chili powder
  • 60 each | Empanada wrappers

Preparation

STEP 1

Heat Extra Melt White Cheese Sauce and mole sauce in large saucepan over medium heat, stirring frequently. Hold warm until service.

STEP 2

To make filling, heat olive oil in large sauté pan over medium heat; add potatoes, poblano and onion. Cook, stirring frequently, until lightly browned. Add corn blend, black beans, cumin, cayenne and chili powder; cook 3-5 minutes or until heated through. Cool slightly.

STEP 3

Spoon 2 tablespoons filling on one half of each empanada wrapper; fold over into half-moon shapes. Crimp edges to seal.

STEP 4

Fry empanadas 4-5 minutes or until wrappers are lightly browned; drain on paper towels. Serve with warm Mole Cheese Sauce. Garnish with cilantro, if desired. Alternatetly, empandas may be placed on parchment-lined baking sheet, brushed with egg wash and baked at 375°F in conventional oven 12-15 minutes or until wrappers are lightly browned and filling is heated to 165°F.


Recipe Tips

Tip #1

Instead of the empanada wrappers, you can cut 4-inch rounds from pie crust dough.

Tip #2

Pair this sauce with frozen empanadas and taquitos as well as fresh quesadillas and tacos.


Nutritional Information

  • Serving Size3 empanadas with 3 generous tablespoons sauce
  • Calories645 calories
  • Fat 37 grams
  • Sat. Fat 16 grams
  • Trans Fat 0 grams
  • Cholesterol 50 milligrams
  • Sodium 1220 milligrams
  • Carbohydrates 60 grams
  • Dietary Fiber 3 grams
  • Sugars 4 grams
  • Protein 14 grams
  • Vitamin A 344 IU
  • Vitamin C 7 milligrams
  • Calcium 229 milligrams
  • Iron 0.42 milligrams

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