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
1165
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. 

 

 

 

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Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
70g
100%
Sugar
8g
N/A
Saturated Fat
11g
56%
Cholesterol
130mg
43%
Protein
34g
67%
Carbs
100g
33%
Vitamin A
50µg
6%
Vitamin B12
2µg
37%
Vitamin B6
0.5mg
24.4%
Vitamin C
22mg
37%
Vitamin D
0.4µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
11mg
54%
Vitamin K
16µg
20%
Calcium
125mg
13%
Fiber
4g
17%
Folate (food)
48µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
223µg
56%
Folic acid
103µg
N/A
Iron
8mg
44%
Magnesium
59mg
15%
Monounsaturated
43g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
12mg
62%
Phosphorus
319mg
46%
Polyunsaturated
10g
N/A
Potassium
562mg
16%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.8mg
47.6%
Sodium
1014mg
42%
Thiamin (B1)
0.9mg
57.4%
Trans
1g
N/A
Zinc
5mg
35%

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