Recipe: Spicy Turkey and Beef Empanadas

Check out this easy yet tasty “game day” empanadas recipe. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed.

  • 1 Pack of Pre-made Empanada Disc.
  • 1 small white onion
  • 1 small green pepper
  • 2 cloves of garlic (minced)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 lb ground turkey
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 packet of taco mix of your choice
  • scotch bonnet to taste (can omit or substitute with jalapeno peppers)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Take the frozen empanada disc from the freezer. Let sit at room temperature at least 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  3. Add chopped onion, bell pepper, scotch bonnet and garlic to a pan with olive oil until softened. Add the ground meat and fry over a high heat until browned. Stir in the spices. Remove from the heat. Let cool to room temperature.
  4. To assemble the empanadas, place a spoonful of the filling on the middle of each disc. Be careful not to over stuff the empanadas so that it will be easier to seal.
  5. To seal the empanadas, fold the disc and seal the edges by using a fork; just press the top of the fork against the edges.
  6. To create a nice golden empanadas, brush them with egg wash (i.e. a whole egg whisked)
  7. Bake the empanadas in the oven for about 20-25 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven when golden. Let cool for 5 minutes.
  9. Serve with your favorite salsa.
Ash Renee

Ash Renee, is an NYC Real Estate/Business Lawyer, Consultant, and Blogger. A New York transplant for the last 10 years, Ash loves exploring the NYC restaurants, fashion, and the black professional social scene. Ash was born and raised in Chicago.

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