Delicious vegetarian empanadas with avocado, black beans and queso fresco. A nice crunchy Latin pastry with creamy avocado filling! Que Rico! | ethnicspoon.com
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Avocado, Black Beans, Queso Fresco Empanadas

Delicious vegetarian empanadas with avocado, black beans and queso fresco. A nice crunchy Latin pastry with creamy avocado filling! Que Rico!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Latin American
Keyword empanadas, filled dough, pastry, pie dough, turnovers, vegetarian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings: Change to adjust-> 10 servings
Calories 249 kcal

Ingredients

  • 15 oz pie crust refrigerated type, 2 full sized pie crusts
  • 1 avocado diced
  • 2 tsp lime juice juice, fresh squeezed
  • 1/4 cup black beans drained rinced
  • 3 Tbsp red onion diced
  • 2 Tbsp cilantro chopped
  • 1/4 cup queso fresco crumbled
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1 egg beaten with 1 Tbsp water (egg wash)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350'F.
  2. Unroll pie crust, and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  3. In a bowl place black beans, red onion, cilantro, queso fresco, salt, and chili powder.
  4. Peel the avocado and dice into small pieces, then sprinkle with lime juice.
  5. Add the avocado to the black beans mixture and mix thoroughly.
  6. Using a 3" biscuit cutter cut circles on the pie crust.
  7. Place 1 tablespoon of filling in the center of each round. Fold over to create a half moon, and crimp around the edges with the tines of a fork. Place empanadas on parchment paper, and brush with egg wash.
  8. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
Nutrition Facts
Avocado, Black Beans, Queso Fresco Empanadas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 249 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 18mg6%
Sodium 322mg14%
Potassium 168mg5%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 2g8%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 105IU2%
Vitamin C 2.6mg3%
Calcium 31mg3%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.