Empanadas de Queso(Cheese Empanadas)

Once in a while one craves a fried empanada filled with cheese!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Latin American
Keyword empanadas
Servings 10 Empanadas
Author Sonia



  • 10 large pastry disc Goya
  • 14-16 oz. of queso Oaxaca shredded
  • Pickled jalapeƱos strips
  • Oil for frying



  1. Remove the frozen empanada disc from freezer and thaw out on the counter until they are soft and pliable.
  2. In a heavy pot, preheat 4 cups of oil at medium heat for 7-10 minutes or until temperature reaches 350 degrees.
  3. Take each disc and gently roll on flat surface, just to smooth out the edges of dough a bit.
  4. Fill one side with handful of shredded Oaxaca cheese and a few jalapeno strips. Using your finger, dip in water and wet the edge of pastry the is not filled. Fold over and pinch and seal or use a fork to seal.
  5. Fry the filled empanadas for 3-5 minutes in preheated oil . Turn as needed. Drain onto a plate lined with paper towels. Serve right away with your favorite salsa!

Recipe Notes

If using the previously cooked chile rojo brisket, you will need 1/3 cup per empanada. These premade disc can be used for both sweet and savory empanadas. Better results when fried.