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Quick Fried Tex-Mex Empanadas | Kita Roberts GirlCarnivore.com

Quick Fried Tex-Mex Empanadas

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 5 servings
Calories 449kcal


  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Curly’s RoadTrip Eats Kansas City Style Brisket Burnt Ends
  • ¼ frozen corn
  • ½ onion diced
  • 6 oz colby jack cheese cubed
  • 2 refrigerated pie doughs thawed and ready to use
  • Salt
  • Cilantro or Parsley for garnish


  • Fill a sturdy dutch oven with enough oil to fry the empanadas, leaving at least 2 inches from the rim for safety.
  • While the oil is heating, heat the Curly’s RoadTrip Eats Brisket Burnt Ends according to package and fold in the corn, onion, and cheese while hot.
  • Roll out the dough and cut into circles. Your can get 5 or 6 out of each roll, re-rolling and working the scraps into additional. Put a teaspoon of the burnt end filling into the center of each. Dip your finger into clean water, and run it along the edge of each circle, then pinch each pocket closed, folding the sides in on each other and pressing gently with your fingertips to seal completely.
  • When the oil is hot, carefully ladle 2 to 3 empanadas into the oil and fry 3 to 5 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and train on a wire rack over paper towels. Season with salt as they cool.
  • Garnish with freshly snipped cilantro or parsley and serve.


Calories: 449kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 484mg | Potassium: 125mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 340IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 248mg | Iron: 2mg