Easy Beef Empanadas make it look like you spent all day in the kitchen but are easy and delicious. They make a great freezer meal, too—make extra to freeze!
As part of our Bulk Cooking for the Freezer: Ground Beef ebook, we include several recipes using taco-seasoned browned ground beef. This one is super easy and delicious. Give it a try, and if you like it you might want to try out the rest of the recipes in the ebook.
Easy Beef Empanandas
- If your cooked ground beef is not already taco-seasoned, simmer it with the taco seasoning and water for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. If it is already seasoned, skip this step.
- In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients except the pie crusts. One at a time, roll the pie crusts out into 18 individual circles approximately 8 in diameter.
- Fill each crust with 1/3 cup of the filling. Fold crust over and seal, cutting off any extra dough if necessary. Bake at 375°F for approximately 25 minutes, or until crust is light brown and crispy. Serve with queso dip or salsa.
- To freeze, lay empanadas on a cookie sheet and freeze individually. When frozen, bag in freezer bags and label with the following information: “Thaw. Bake at 375°F approximately 25 minutes, or until crust is light brown and crispy. Serve with queso dip or salsa.”