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Baked Beef Empanadas

Learn how to make these delicious baked beef empanadas
Prep Time35 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: antojitos, empanadas, street food
Servings: 12 empanadas
Calories: 247kcal

Ingredients

For The Ground Beef Filling

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 1/2 white onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper finely chopped
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

For the Empanada Dough

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cold butter cut into small pieces
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 - 1 cup cold milk

Additional Ingredients

  • 1 egg beaten, for applying to empanada prior to baking.

Instructions

To Make The Ground Beef Filling

  • Add the olive oil to a frying pan and then sautee the onion and garlic.
  • Add the red pepper and cook for about 1 additional minute.
  • Add the ground beef and the seasonings and cilantro and cook until the ground beef is cooked through.
  • Add the tomato sauce and mix well. Continue cooking for 3-5 more minutes.

For the Empanada Dough

  • Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 30 minutes.
  • Combine the flour, salt, and baking powder in a large bowl. Slowly add the butter and combine.
  • Add the milk a little bit at a time until the dough forms.
  • Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

To Form The Empanadas

  • Take a ball of dough that is about 1-1.5 inches in diameter and flatten it with a rolling pin or a tortilla press. Use a cup or some other dough cutter to make a perfect circle.
  • Add some of the beef filling to the center and brush a small amount of the beaten egg along the edges.
  • Fold over and secure the edges using a fork.
  • Add to the baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.
  • Serve with Salsa.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Empanada | Calories: 247kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 493mg | Potassium: 246mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 430IU | Vitamin C: 7.3mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 2mg
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