These spicy and savory empanadas are cooled down with a sweet and tangy Ontario Jupiter grape chutney, plus chunks of grapes mixed right in. These empanadas are just plain tasty!

Prep Time: 20 minutes Cooking Time: 20 minutes Makes 12 empanadas

Ingredients

1 lb (500 g)lean ground beef
1/2 cup (125 mL)diced onion
2 tbsp (30 mL)chili powder
2 tsp (10 mL)ground cumin
1 tsp (5 mL)garlic powder
1/2 tsp (2 mL)ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp (2 mL) eachsalt and pepper
1 cup (250 mL)sliced Ontario Jupiter grapes
3 sheets (600 g)premade puff pastry
1egg
2 tbsp (30 mL)water
1 cup (250 mL)Ontario Jupiter grapes
1/2 cup (125 mL)finely diced onion
1/4 tsp (1 mL)ground ginge
1/2 tsp (2 mL)garlic powder
1/4 tsp (1 mL)salt

Cooking Direction

Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C) and line 2 cooking sheets with parchment paper; set aside. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook ground beef, onions, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, cinnamon, salt and pepper for 8 minutes or until beef is cooked through. Drain any excess fat. Stir in grapes and set aside.

Empanadas: Use a bowl or cookie cutter to cut twelve 5-inch circles out of the pre-rolled puff pastry. Lay circles out on the parchment-lined cooking tray. Spoon 3 tbsp (45 mL) of filling into the middle of each circle. In a small bowl whisk together egg and water. Brush edge of each circle with egg wash and fold pastry in half, enclosing the filling inside. Press edges down with a fork. Arrange empanadas on lined cooking tray. Brush the egg wash on top of each empanada. Bake for 20 minutes or until tops are golden.

Chutney: In a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat, stir in grapes, onions, ginger, garlic powder and salt. Press grapes against side of pan to release juices and bring to a simmer. Cook for 8 minutes, stirring often, until very little liquid remains. Cool completely. Serve chutney alongside the freshly baked empanadas.

Nutrition facts per 1/4 of recipe

Calories 367 | Total Fat 22.2 g | Saturated Fat 6.1 g | Cholesterol 42 mg | Sodium 316 mg | Potassium 249 mg | Carbohydrates 27.6 g | Fibre 1.7 g | Total Sugars 3.6 g | Protein 14.6 g | Calcium 23 mg | Iron 3 mg

Calories 367

Total Fat 22.2 g

Saturated Fat 6.1 g

Cholesterol 42 mg

Sodium 316 mg

Potassium 249 mg

Carbohydrates 27.6 g

Fibre 1.7 g

Total Sugars 3.6 g

Protein 14.6 g

Calcium 23 mg

Iron 3 mg

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