Empanadas (Beef Turnovers)

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Carol Perricone

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@coolbaker1

When my husband and I went to Puerto Rico on vacation 3 years ago, we loved the food. In particular, we loved empanadas. Since then, I have been looking for a recipe to make them at home. This recipe came from Goya, and it is perfect! Easy and delicious, and it takes us back to Puerto Rico every time I make them.

Photos are my own.

Rating:

★★★★★ 4 votes

Comments:
Serves:
4
Prep:
45 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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1 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin
1/2 lb
ground beef
1/2 medium
yellow onion, finely chopped
1/4 c
tomato sauce
6
spanish olives stuffed with pimientos, thinly sliced
2 Tbsp
goya sofrito
1 pkg
sazon goya with coriander and annatto
1 tsp
minced garlic
1/2 tsp
dried oregano
ground black pepper to taste
1
14 ounce pkg goya discos, thawed
egg wash (beat a raw egg and brush over empanada)

How to Make Empanadas (Beef Turnovers)

Step-by-Step

  • 1Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add ground beef and cook until browned, breaking up meat with a wooden spoon, about 10 minutes.
  • 2Add onions, and cook 5 minutes more. Stir in tomato sauce, olives, Sofrito, Sazon, garlic, oregano, and black pepper. Lower heat to medium-low, and simmer until mixture thickens, about 15 minutes.
  • 3On a lightly floured work surface, using a rolling pin, roll out discos until 1/2-inch larger in diameter. Spoon about 1 tbsp. meat mixture into middle, moisten edges with water, fold in half to form a half moon, and seal closed with a fork.
  • 4Place empanadas on a non-stick cookie sheet, brush with egg wash, and bake in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes. (the empanadas can also be deep fried in oil for 4-6 minutes, flipping once, until crisp and golden brown, drained on paper towels before serving.)

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About Empanadas (Beef Turnovers)

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Puerto Rican
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids




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