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Spicy Beef Empandadas

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“A really good recipe. It tastes very good. I'm not sure how many servings however. I first tried this at a Cuban resteraunt but it is a pure Hispanic food. from Bon Appetit, February 1992”
1hr 12mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in heavy medium skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add beef, bell pepper and garlic.
  3. Cook until beef loses its pink color and vegetables begin to soften breaking up beef with fork, about 6 minutes.
  4. Add raisins and next 6 ingredients and cook until mixture is thick, about 5 minutes.
  5. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Mix cheese and cilantro into filling.
  7. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and chill.) 6.
  8. Preheat oven to 375Ĕ.
  9. Roll out biscuit on lightly floured surface to 4-inch circle.
  10. Brush half of dough edge with glaze.
  11. Place 1 rounded tablespoon filling on dough.
  12. Fold dough over to create half circle; press edges to seal.
  13. Using fork tines, crimp edge decoratively.
  14. 11.
  15. Place empanada on heavy large baking sheet.
  16. 12.
  17. Brush with glaze.
  18. Repeat with remaining biscuits, filling and glaze.
  19. Bake empanadas until golden brown, about 12 minutes.

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