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Empanadas de Queso(Cheese Empanadas)

Once in a while one craves a fried empanada filled with cheese!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Latin American
Servings 10 Empanadas



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



  • Remove the frozen empanada disc from freezer and thaw out on the counter until they are soft and pliable.
  • In a heavy pot, preheat 4 cups of oil at medium heat for 7-10 minutes or until temperature reaches 350 degrees.
  • Take each disc and gently roll on flat surface, just to smooth out the edges of dough a bit.
  • 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.
  • 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!


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.