Beef Empanadas

My mom used to work at a Mexican restaurant during her college days. To this day, she raves about their Beef Empanadas. While I was visiting a few weeks ago, she whipped some up and I must admit, they are as delicious as she raves about them! The tasty flavor of steak, seasonings and flavorful vegetables combine to make this one extraordinary meal.

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Beef Empanadas
A new, easy and delicious dinner the whole family will love!
Recipe type: Entrée
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 16 empanadas
  • 2 packages refrigerated Pillsbury Pie Crust, 4 rolls of pie crusts all together
  • 2 Tbsp. oil
  • 2 cups chopped and cooked steak
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • 1 medium bell pepper, diced
  • 1 Tbsp. cumin
  • 1½ tsp. minced garlic
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. pepper
  • 1½ tsp. chili powder
  • 1 cup Mexican Blend Shredded cheese
  • 1 egg
  1. Sauté onion, bell pepper, garlic togehter in oil. Add steak, salt , pepper cumin, and chili powder. Set aside and cool completely.
  2. Divide each pie crust into four balls (you will have a total of 16 balls of dough between the four rolls of pie crust you started with. Roll out to a 5" disc and place 2½ tablespoons of meat mixture on ½ of the pie disc. Top with chredded cheese. Fold other half over top and pinch to seal. use a fork to make pretty design along edge of empanadas.
  3. Place on a greased or foil lined cookie sheet. Brush with egg. Bake at 375 for 15 - 20 min.



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  1. Samantha @FerraroKitchen

    Ahhh so fumy, I JUST posted beef empanadas as well on We made them a tad different than you but basically the same flavors! So good, aren't they?? I may be addicted.

  2. Jorene

    I'm fairly new to your blog, but so far my family loves everything we've tried. I was wondering how the empanadas would freeze?

  3. Liz

    Nice recipe. Thank you.

  4. Michelle Kiva

    SO yummy! Made these with leftover carne asada from our Cinco de Mayo meal (Mmmmmm...). I'm hoping the empanadas I didn't bake freeze well. We'll see. :) Thanks for sharing!

    1. Judith

      I'm from Argentina and I make empandas very often. It's better to bake them before freezing. The best way to reheat them is in oven at 350 degrees. For better results, take the empanadas from the freezer 10 to 20 minutes before reheating them.

    2. Hazel Stewart

      Please could you share your pie crust recipe we do not get Pillsbury in South Africa

    3. Chef in Training

      Here is my pie crust recipe:

  5. Hannah

    Where did the recipe go? : (

    1. Chef in Training

      sorry about that! It should be fixed now :)

  6. Gail Waisanen

    But where is the recipe?

    1. Chef in Training

      sorry about that! It should be fixed now :)

  7. Sharon

    I cant find your Beef Empanadas recipe. Can you help me to find it. I want to try it, it looks so god ! Thank you.

    1. Angela

      it seems to be missing the recipe in my view also.

    2. Chef in Training

      sorry about that! It should be fixed now :)

    3. Chef in Training

      sorry about that! It should be fixed now :)