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Shara's Quick Beef Empanadas

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Makes: 12 servings Total Time: 25 min
Category: Dinner Entrees Sub Category: Beef Entrees

what you need
  • 1 Tbsp. canola oil
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red pepper
  • 1 cup finely chopped green pepper
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 minced clove garlic
  • 1/2 lb. extra-lean ground beef
  • 1/4 tsp. each salt and pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. adobo mix
  • 12 frozen empanadas shells
make it
Heat oil in large skillet over med-high heat. Add green and red peppers, saute until softened and lightly browned. Add onion and garlic, saute until lightly browned. Crumble the beef into skillet, saute, stirring 4 minutes or until beef loses its pink color. Add seasonings, mix all together well.

On lightly floured surface, place the empanada rounds onto surface and fill each round with 1-1/2 Tbsp. filling (put into center of each round). Moisten the edges with water, fold in half and press edges firmly together to form a half circle (they should look very plump.) Repeat until all empanadas are done.

Preheat oven to 400°F. Spray a large cookie sheet with cooking spray. Place empanadas on cookie sheet, and cook for about 15 minutes or until light brown. You can serve with chili sauce or ketchup.
My daughter's mother-in-law taught her how to make these. They usually fry them, I bake them. But either way, they're delicious.
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