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Mini Beef Empanada Recipe

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Servings: 20 Mini Empanadas
Author: Dawn Nieves


  • 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
  • Serve immediately