Baked Beef Empanadas

When there is endless college basketball on, you need to have some finger foods ready to go! Check out these awesome (and easy) baked empanadas.  Cut some calories with these delicious snacks that will be gone in seconds.

Ingredients

12 empanada wrappers (I used GOYA)

2 lbs ground beef

1 medium onion

4 tbsp sofrito (I used GOYA)

GOYA Adobo seasoning, to taste

Olive oil

1 egg, whisked, for egg wash

Directions

1 . Coat large skillet with olive oil.  Saute onions and add in ground beef.  Make sure all ground beef is thoroughly cooked through and browned on all sides.

2.  Add in 4 tbsp of sofrito seasoning to coat beef and let simmer.
3.  Generously sprinkle GOYA Adobo seasoning on all of meat and mix in thoroughly.  Add more or less to taste.

4.  Once meat is cooked and seasoned, take an empanada wrapper and fill one half with beef mixture.  Fold it over and press and seal with a fork.
5.  Crack and whisk one egg.  With a pastry brush, coat both sides of each empanada with the egg wash to help it crisp up in the oven.
6.  Baked on an ungreased baking sheet at 375 F for 15-20 minutes, or until empanada wrappers look cooked and crispy.
7.  Serve and enjoy!! 

These seriously went so fast.  Next time, I will definitely make two batches!!

Baked Beef Empanadas

  • Servings: 12
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients
12 empanada wrappers (I used GOYA)
2 lbs ground beef
1 medium onion
4 tbsp sofrito (I used GOYA)
GOYA Adobo seasoning, to taste
Olive oil
1 egg, whisked, for egg wash

Directions
1 . Coat large skillet with olive oil. Saute onions and add in ground beef. Make sure all ground beef is thoroughly cooked through and browned on all sides.
2. Add in 4 tbsp of sofrito seasoning to coat beef and let simmer.
3. Generously sprinkle GOYA Adobo seasoning on all of meat and mix in thoroughly. Add more or less to taste.
4. Once meat is cooked and seasoned, take an empanada wrapper and fill one half with beef mixture. Fold it over and press and seal with a fork.
5. Crack and whisk one egg. With a pastry brush, coat both sides of each empanada with the egg wash to help it crisp up in the oven.
6. Baked on an ungreased baking sheet at 375 F for 15-20 minutes, or until empanada wrappers look cooked and crispy.
7. Serve and enjoy!!

Weight Watcher Freestyle SP: 8 per empanada. Points were calculated using the Recipe Builder on the Weight Watchers app.

Note: Nutrition information may not be exact. Ingredients were estimated and entered using verywellfit.com’s Nutrition Calculator.
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