These Mini Beef Empandas make the perfect appetizer or dinner any day of the week. Everything you love about Beef Empanadas just bite-sized!
We just came home from a fun filled few days in Baltimore, Maryland. Our days were jam packed full of fun, family friendly activities exploring the city and everything it had to offer. Yesterday was our first day home and I had made plans with some friends to come over for the day. What I didn’t realize was just how tired I was from the trip and all I really wanted to do was sit out on my deck and relax. Instead of worrying about what I was going to make, I just whipped up these mini beef empanadas for a little appetizer before they came over.
I love homemade empanadas but wanted to make a mini version for an appetizer. They’d be create for a girls night in like I did or a great finger food at your next party.
Since I was in a rush and we just arrived home earlier in the day, I used the pre-made pastry discs to make them. I just grabbed a circle sandwich cutter and cut a circle in the dough.
I rolled it out a bit and stuffed it full with the seasoned beef.
Once that was done, I sealed it up and fried it for about 3-5 minutes on each side.
The great thing about empanadas are the endless flavor combinations you can make. What’s your favorite flavor combo?
How to Make Mini Beef Empanadas
- 1 lb. ground beef
- 2 packs frozen empanada discs (found in the spanish (frozen section of the grocery store))
- 2 tbsp. Sofrito
- 2 packets of Sazon con Cilantro Y Achiote
- 1 tsp. Adobo
- 2 tbsp. fresh cilantro (chopped)
- Vegetable oil for frying
Heat oil in large frying pan
In another pan, brown ground beef.
Once beef is cooked, add in sofrito, sazon, adobo, cilantro and water. Mix until combined.
Cooked for another 1-2 minutes
Using a large circle sandwich cutter cut smaller circle from empanada discs
Using a roll pin, roll out just a little
Stuff with meat
Moisten one edge of dough and fold over top edge
Seal with fork
Fry in oil 3-5 minutes on each side until nice and brown