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Mexican Street Corn Empanadas

Empanadas are one for the 2016 Google Food Trends. They are a stuffed pastry that can be eaten as an appetizer, snack, or quick lunch. Mexican Street Corn makes a great meatless choice.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Latin American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 Empanadas
Calories 84kcal
Author Jennifer Pullman


  • ½ Tablespoon butter
  • 1 can Libby's Whole Kernel Sweet Corn drained and rinsed
  • teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon Chili powder
  • Pinch of Sea Salt
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice about one lime
  • 2 ounces of Queso Blanco you can also use Queso Fresco or Cojita Cheese cut into small pieces
  • ½ teaspoon dried cilantro use fresh if available
  • 2 Sheets of prepared puff pastry
  • Egg Wash: 1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon of water


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large skillet melt butter over medium heat.
  • Add corn to the skillet and cook for about 2 minutes until heated.
  • Season corn with cayenne pepper, chili powder, and salt and continue to cook for another minute.
  • In a small bowl mix together sour cream, mayonnaise, and lime juice. Pour over corn and stir to coat.
  • Sprinkle dried cilantro onto corn.
  • While corn is cooking prepare your pastry dough by cutting out 3-inch circles with a cookie cutter or biscuit cutter.
  • Place about 1 tablespoon of corn and 2-3 pieces of Queso Blanco in the center of each circle.
  • Fold the dough over and press edges together with a fork.
  • Brush each Empanada with egg wash.
  • Place in the oven for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Serve with salsa or cilantro lime sauce


Serving: 1Empanada | Calories: 84kcal | Carbohydrates: 6.8g | Protein: 1.6g | Fat: 5.6g | Saturated Fat: 1.8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 4.7mg | Sodium: 109.6mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 1.1g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg