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Easy Recipe: Beef Empanadas
Empanadas are these delicious little pastries, known for their meat and vegetable stuffing. There is a easy way to make this. I made these not so long ago for my roommates, and they couldn't stop after eating after empanada number one. Success!

Things You'll Need:

1lb Ground Beef 1/2 White Onion, diced 1/2 Green Bell Pepper, diced Garlic Powder 1 Pack of Sazon 2 Tablespoons of Sofrito 1/2 Cup Tomato Sauce 1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil Vegetable oil Seedless Olives (optional) Cheese of choice (optional) 1 Pack frozen dough discs (You can find these at almost any store, in the frozen section. Goya sells them. They are round ready-made dough disks. They can also be called, "discos para empanadas"

How To Make It:

In a large frying pan with some oil, brown ground beef over medium heat. Add sofrito and sauté for a few minutes. Stir in tomato sauce and olives. Season generously to taste with pepper, garlic powder, about a teaspoon of adobo and sazon. Place meat (about 2 tablespoons) on one side of the empanada disc. Don't add too much, or you won't be able to close it. If you're using cheese for this recipe, you may add the cheese to the empanada. Fold one side of the empanada and close it. To close the empanada, crimp edges with a fork to seal empanada. Add vegetable oil to a pan. Make sure it's hot, medium-high heat. Cook each side for about 3-4 minutes. They can burn easily, so pay attention! Fry until golden brown. :)
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@alywoah I was actually pretty intrigued – the filling was made up mostly of quinoa and spices, with little bits of corn and perhaps tomato or carrot? The beef ones were much more delicious... I should experiment and come up with a better vegetarian option ;D
Come up with a better vegetarian option! Empanadas are very easy to make. You can just follow this recipe, then fill the empanada with something else. I think the filling you had was a bit boring - but that's because I am not a fan of quinoa or tomatoes. lol. Come up with something better and let me know how it goes! @allishaaff
@alywoah Yes there are! They sell them all over P.R. I'm sure that if you google it you'll find the recipe. I'm sure you'll like them.