Puerto Rican Empanadas

Empanada Dough – All purpose flour – butter - egg beaten – water – salt


Empanada Filling – ground beef – potato parboiled – Goya Sofrito – tomato sauce – Goya Sazón con Azafran – olives roughly chopped – Water – salt – Monterey Jack cheese


Add flour, butter, 1 egg, water, and salt to a food processor. Pulse until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

step 1

Pour mixture onto a piece of plastic wrap. Form into a ball. Wrap tightly in the plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

step 2

Sprinkle flour on a surface. Roll the dough out with a rolling pin. Place a bowl onto the dough. Run a knife along the edges until you have cut a round disc.

step 3

Heat a skillet to medium and cook beef. Add the potato, sofrito, and water. Cook for 10 minutes. Add tomato sauce, Sazon con Azafron seasoning, water, and salt. Cook for 5 minutes.

step 4

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spoon the meat filling into a pastry round. Top it with Monterey Jack cheese. Rub the edges with water.

step 5

Pull one side of the pastry over the other and press the edges together with your fingers. Seal the edges and crimp with a fork.

step 6

Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Place empanadas the pan. Place the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes.

step 7


Enjoy! For more of my best beef recipes, visit my website!