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Baked Beef Empanadas

If you'e ever wondered how you can master this classic Latin pastry, look no further. This baked beef empanada is the stuff of dreams: full of beef, potatoes, and spiced to perfection, these empanadas prove that good things do come in small packages.


Baked Beef Empanadas

Ingredients

For 12 people

  • 1 cup(s) finely chopped red potato
  • 1 cup(s) finely-chopped onion
  • 1 cup(s) beef broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) ground black pepper
  • 8 ounce(s) boneless beef top sirloin, trimmed and diced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon(s) finely-chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon(s) cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon(s) cold water
  • 36 Won Ton wrappers
  • 1 cooking spray
  • 1 fresh cilantro sprigs

Directions

Combine first 10 ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat; simmer 8 minutes or until potato is done, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Cool. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place 2 baking sheets in oven for about 10 minutes. Drain meat mixture in a colander over a bowl. Discard liquid. Finely chop meat mixture with a knife, or place in a food processor, and pulse 2 times or until finely chopped. Combine cornstarch and water, stirring with a whisk. Working with one won ton wrapper at a time (cover the remaining won ton wrappers with a damp towel to keep them from drying), spoon 1 tbsp. beef mixture into center of each wrapper. Moisten the edges of each wrapper with the cornstarch mixture. Bring 2 opposite corners together. Pinch the points to seal, forming a triangle. Place filled wrapper on a wire rack. Repeat the procedure with the remaining beef mixture, won ton wrappers, and cornstarch mixture. Remove the baking sheets from the oven; coat baking sheets with cooking spray. Arrange the empanadas in a single layer on baking sheets. Coat the empanadas with cooking spray. Bake at 400 degrees for 8 minutes or until golden, turning once. Garnish with cilantro.

Nutrition facts

  • Kcal: 124.38 kcal
  • Fibers (g): 1.47g
  • Sodium (mg): 296.75mg
  • Carbs: 21.05g
  • Fat: 0.89g
  • Saturated fat (g): 0.35g
  • Proteins: 5.74g