Ground Beef & Vegetables Empanadas
Prep Time: 30 Minutes
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
Total Time: 55 Minutes
- 1 lb Laura's Lean Ground Beef
- 1 Large russet potato (peeled, diced into 1/4-inch cubes)
- 2 tbsps Olive oil
- 1/2 Medium onion (grated)
- 1 Small carrot (grated)
- 1 Celery rib (finely minced)
- 2 cloves Garlic (minced)
- 1/2 tsp Chili powder
- 1 tsp Ground cumin
- 1/2 cup Peas
- 3/4 cup Beef broth
- 2 1/2 cups Flour
- 4 ozs Butter (chilled, cut into 1/4-inch cubes)
- 1 Egg
- 1/4 cup Ice water
- 1 Egg (beaten, for egg wash)
*Serving calculations based on 12oz beef products.
For 10oz beef products reduce serving size by 1/4.
- Prep Time: 30 Minutes
- Cook Time: 25 Minutes
- Total Time: 55 Minutes
Serving size based on 1 cup (242g)
1. To make the pastry dough pulse the flour and salt in a food processor. Add butter, egg, and ice water. Pulse until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Shape the dough into a ball. Tightly cover the dough in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
2. While your empanada dough is resting prepare the filling. Fill a medium size stock pot 3/4 full of water and bring to a boil. Add the cubed potato to the pot and boil the potato until tender, about 3 minutes. While potatoes are boiling, brown the beef in a sauté pan over medium heat along with the onions, celery, and carrots. Once potatoes are cooked drain and add them to the ground beef mixture and cook until beef is cooked through, and vegetables are softened.
3. Add the garlic, chili powder, cumin, cinnamon and beef broth to the beef and vegetable mixture, sautéing 1 minute longer until spices are fragrant. Add and peas and simmer over medium heat until everything is well incorporated and most of the liquid has been absorbed.
4. Season with salt and pepper.
5. Remove dough from refrigerator and divide it into 10 equal parts, roughly 2.2 oz each. Roll each piece of dough very thin on a lightly floured surface until you have a circle roughly 7” wide. Working with one prepared dough at a time add a heaping 1/3 cup of filling onto one side of the dough.
6. Wet a pastry brush with egg wash and dampen the inside 1/4 inch edge of the filled dough. Fold the dough in half. Using a fork, firmly press the edges together. Repeat this process with remaining dough and filling and arrange on a parchment lined baking sheet.
7. Preheat oven to 375°F and place rack into the center of the oven.
8. In a small bowl mix together an egg with 1 tbsp of water, brush each empanada with egg wash until coated. Bake for 35 min or until golden brown.
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