These little appetizers are so good. I could eat the whole batch by myself. Your guests will love them and they will go quickly.2 (9 inch) frozen pie shells, thawed according to package diretions 4 ounces cream cheese softened 1/2 to 3/4 pound hamburger 2 tablespoons salsa 1 teaspoon dried cilantro 1/2 teaspoon cumin 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 4 tablespoons onion, finely chopped 1 egg, beaten with whisk Extra Salsa Brown hamburger and onion in a skillet on top of the stove and drain. Return hamburger to skillet and add remaining ingredients and simmer until cream cheese is melted. Once the pie crusts are thawed, roll out and cut circles with a biscuit cutter or glass about 3 inches in diameter. Add hamburger mixture to center of each circle (about a teaspoon to each one). Fold pie crust over and seal edges with water. Place on baking sheet covered with aluminum foil and brush with egg. Bake in preheated 425 degree oven for 18 – 20 minutes until golden brown. Makes about 30 empanadas. Enjoy! Note: You can cut this recipe in half and use only one pie crust or you could make your own pie crust and make larger empanadas using more meat in each one. © The Southern Lady Cooks photos and text – All rights reserved. No copying, posting on other sites, or other uses allowed without written permission of the copyright holder. Click to follow The Southern Lady Cooks on Facebook.
Posted on December 19, 2011 by The Southern Lady