Empanadas (Appetizer)

Total Time
40mins
Prep
20 mins
Cook
20 mins

Put these babies on your next Mexican menu. You won't be disappointed. Cook time does not include browning the beef.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. To make beef filling, crumble and saute beef and onion in a skillet until beef is cooked and onion is soft.
  2. Drain; stir in red chile salsa, chile powder, cumin, garlic powder, coriander, salt and pepper.
  3. Set aside.
  4. Place thawed patty shell dough on a floured board and roll out all in one piece to about 1/16 inch thickness.
  5. Cut dough into rounds with a 3 inch round cookie cutter or a large drinking glass.
  6. Put 2 teaspoons of filling on each dough circle.
  7. Fold each over into a half circle.
  8. Moisten edges with water and press edges together with a fork.
  9. Place empanadas slightly apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  10. Prick tops with a fork.
  11. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown; serve hot.
  12. These may be wrapped carefully after baking and frozen.
  13. To reheat, bake frozen empanadas uncovered at 400 degrees for 5 to 8 minutes.
Most Helpful

5 5

This was a tasty treat. I made them for dinner and we all enjoyed them. The only alterations made to the recipe: I used puff pastry sheets > rolled out thinner, regular salsa, added a few dashed of Worcestershire and Frank's RedHot Original sauce and some cilantro. I brushed the the tops of the empanadas with an egg wash before baking. YUM! It'a a keeper & thanks for posting Keen5.

5 5

I made Simple Tex-Mex Rice to go with these delicious Empanadas. I made some with beef and some with chicken. I added green olives in with the mix. Made them taste great! Excellent both ways. I served with salsa and sour cream on top. Great recipe!

5 5

I love the idea of baking instead of frying. Much healthier. I don't like to fry if I can bake instead... Again gret recipe. I will make it again. sandy