Sweet and Spicy Empanadas

Recipe by Al Al
READY IN: 45mins




  • For the sauce:
  • Combine all ingredients and whisk till smooth.
  • For the empanadas:
  • Take the pastry sheets out of the freezer 40 minutes before your empanadas will be ready to be filled.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Peel the potatoes and dice them fairly small. Cover them with water and simmer for 10-15 minutes, or till tender.
  • Meanwhile, mince the onion and place in a large bowl with the beef, all the sugar and spices, and the milk. Knead with your hands until the mixture is very soft.
  • Cook the meat mixture in a skillet over medium heat until the beef is browned.
  • Drain the potatoes and mix them in with the meat. Drain any excess fat. (The potatoes should soak most of it up).
  • Cut the pastry into 24 equal rectangles and divide the mixture between them.
  • Divide the cream cheese into 24 portions as well and squish it on top of the meat so it evenly covers.
  • Fold the pastry over and seal the edges by folding or pinching.
  • Place on baking sheet and bake for 13-15 minutes, or until puffy and golden brown.
  • Remove from oven, place on serving plate, and dip in the sauce if you desire!