Empanadas de Queso!


1 1/2 lb. cheddar cheese or Monterey Jack, coarsely chopped into 1/4-inch pieces
1/3 cup finely chopped celery
1/3 cup finely chopped green olives
1/4 cup raisins
2 packages pre-made empanada dough rounds (14 oz., or about 20 rounds total)
2 tbsp. milk
1 egg, beaten


Combine cheese, celery, green olives, and raisins and toss well. Place 2 tablespoons of filling just below center of each empanada round. Using pastry brush or finger dipped in water, moisten bottom edge of empanada round, and fold top over filling. Press edges to seal filling, and prick tops with fork tongs.

Add milk to beaten egg and stir well. Place empanadas onto lightly greased baking sheet and brush each one´s top with egg wash. Bake in preheated 400°F oven 15 to 18 minutes, until golden brown. Makes 20 empanadas.

Simply delicious :-)

~ Courtesy of Latina Magazine


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