Simple Hearty Ground Beef Empanadas

This super simple empanada recipe is perfect for busy weeknights
Ground Beef Empanadas

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This is a super simple empanada recipe that is perfect for busy weeknights.

6
Servings
328
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Teaspoon oil
  • 1 1/4 Pound ground beef
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced
  • 1/2 red pepper, diced
  • 1/2 green pepper, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 Teaspoon pepper
  • 2 packets seasoning, such as Sazon seasoning
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs, chopped
  • 1/2 Cup raisins
  • 1/4 Cup pitted green olives, chopped
  • 2 packs of thawed empanada disks
  • Vegetable oil, for frying

Directions

In a large sauté pan add 1 tablespoon of oil and ground beef and cook over medium high heat. When meat starts to brown add onions, red pepper, green pepper, and garlic. Cook for 5 minutes. Add salt, garlic powder, pepper, and Sazon. Cook until beef is completely browned all the way through, then add eggs and olives.

Once beef mixture is finished, grab empanada pack and separate each disk and lay flat. Take 2 ½ tablespoons of beef mixture and place it in the center of each empanada dough. Fold one side of the circle and place it directly over the other side, creating a pocket.

Crimp edges of pocket with a fork until empanada is completely sealed. If edges won’t stick together try to seal by rubbing a touch of water over the edge and try to crimp edges again.

In a medium hot (350-degree) deep fryer or deep pan with oil, fry empanadas until golden brown on each side. Take out, drain on paper towels, and serve warm. 

 

 

 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
19g
27%
Sugar
5g
6%
Saturated Fat
8g
33%
Cholesterol
84mg
28%
Carbohydrate, by difference
12g
9%
Protein
26g
57%
Vitamin A, RAE
13µg
2%
Vitamin B-12
3µg
100%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
4mg
5%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
3µg
3%
Calcium, Ca
20mg
2%
Choline, total
5mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
23µg
6%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
41mg
13%
Niacin
4mg
29%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
258mg
37%
Selenium, Se
18µg
33%
Sodium, Na
153mg
10%
Water
63g
2%
Zinc, Zn
6mg
75%

Simple Shopping Tip

Purchase ingredients that can be used in a variety of dishes in bulk, in order to minimize waste and save money.

Simple Cooking Tip

Do all your prep in advance, and use three bowls: one for all your ingredients, one for all your prep, and one for all your refuse. Staying organized can help you put out meals faster.