Mix flour and salt in a large bowl. Cut in shortening. Add 1 egg and mix well. Add 2/3 cup water stir until mixture forms a ball. Make filling 1 or 2 below.
Heat oil in a large skillet. Chop onions to desired size. Cook onions in oil till soft. Add spinach and carrots to onion and cook for 5 min. Remove skillet from heat and stir in cheese.
Heat oil in a large skillet. Cook onions and peppers in oil until soft. Remove from heat add black beans and cheese.
Note: Empanadas are wonderfully easy to freeze. Before cooking place empanadas in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze. When frozen place empanadas in a container for freezer storage. When ready to eat place frozen empanadas on a baking sheet and Bake at 375 for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown.