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Chorizo and Ground Beef Empanadas

Chorizo and Ground Beef Empanadas

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30 Min
10
Servings
17
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An empanada is a type of baked or fried pastry in Latino cultures. The name comes from the Spanish verb empanar meaning wrapped or coated in bread. Our Chorizo and Ground Beef Empanadas are the Mexican style empanada as they’re stuffed with Chihuahua® Cheese and are great for snacking or meal time! ¡Sabrosisimas!

 

 

 

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Ingredients

5 Steps to complete

  • 1
    Preheat a medium skillet for 1 minute over medium heat; add chorizo and cook for 2 minutes, crumbling while cooking. Add onion and continue cooking for 1 minute. Add ground beef; season with salt, pepper and garlic. Cover skillet and Cook for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • 2
    Add bell peppers and carrot. Cover skillet and cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in cilantro and set aside to cool for 3 minutes. Add Chihuahua® cheese, mix to combine, evenly divide mixture into 10 portions, and set aside.
  • 3
    Remove plastic liner from empanada pastry discs. On a clean work surface, lay out pastry discs. Place 1 portion of the chorizo mixture in the center of each disc, fold the dough over in half to enclose filling. Use a fork to press and seal edges closed.
  • 4
    Preheat oil in a heavy bottom skillet or pot for 2 to 3 minutes over medium-high heat or to 350˚F. Fry empanadas in batches for 1 to 2 minutes on each side or until dough is crisp and golden. Transfer empanadas to paper towels to drain.
  • 5
    Serve Chorizo & Ground Beef Empanadas with encurtido relish. Enjoy!
Preheat a medium skillet for 1 minute over medium heat; add chorizo and cook for 2 minutes, crumbling while cooking. Add onion and continue cooking for 1 minute. Add ground beef; season with salt, pepper and garlic. Cover skillet and Cook for 3 to 4 minutes.; Add bell peppers and carrot. Cover skillet and cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in cilantro and set aside to cool for 3 minutes. Add Chihuahua® cheese, mix to combine, evenly divide mixture into 10 portions, and set aside. ; Remove plastic liner from empanada pastry discs. On a clean work surface, lay out pastry discs. Place 1 portion of the chorizo mixture in the center of each disc, fold the dough over in half to enclose filling. Use a fork to press and seal edges closed.; Preheat oil in a heavy bottom skillet or pot for 2 to 3 minutes over medium-high heat or to 350˚F. Fry empanadas in batches for 1 to 2 minutes on each side or until dough is crisp and golden. Transfer empanadas to paper towels to drain.; Serve Chorizo & Ground Beef Empanadas with encurtido relish. Enjoy!

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