Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Homemade Empandadas

I have to start this off with saying how proud I was that I accomplished making these.  I am a HUGE Spanish food fan, but I have never made Spanish food because I never had it growing up, or saw anybody make it.  There is a little Spanish restaurant close to where I live that me and my boyfriend go to and I loved empandas the first time I had them.  My boyfriend was always asking me to make them but I never tried because I did not want to screw them up.  The other day I had some ground beef and had no idea what to make, and then my boyfriend said lets go to the store and get what we need to make empanadas.  I decided why not, if he knows how and he is going to help I should give it a try.  These are SO MUCH EASIER then I though they would be, they tasted just like ones I would get at restaurants and they were cheap.  My boyfriend was very pleased with the outcome and we will be making them again very soon.

Serving size: 1 pack of discos makes 10 empanadas
Prep time: 20-30 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Total time: 40-50 minutes

  •  1 pound of ground beef
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1/4 cup of tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of Sazon (if you are using the boxed Sazon use 1 packet)
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon of oregano
  • 1 package of GOYA Discos thawed (I used the orange ones but you can use whichever you prefer, make sure there are no broken discs and they are located in the fridge by where the international food section is at your grocery store)
  • 1.5 cups of Mexican cheese
  • 1/2 cup of vegetable oil for frying

  1. In a large pan add your ground beef and onions and cook until meat is browned.
  2. Drain any fat from pan.
  3. Once meat is browned  and drained add your tomato sauce, Sazon, Garlic and oregano and let simmer for 15 minutes.
  4. Place oil in pan and let warm.
  5.  On a flat surface, cover with flour and place your discos on the floured surface.
  6. Add about 1 tablespoon of meat mixture to each discos, and top with 1 tablespoon of cheese.

  1. Dip finger into water and moisten  the edge on half of the discos.
  2. Fold the discos in half and seal with fork.

  1. Add discos to oil and cook for about 3-5 minutes on each side until they are bubbly and brown.

  1. Serve with Spanish rice and enjoy =)

Final Product


  1. I am def trying this, my neighbor when I was a kid was Spanish and I loved her cooking, can't wait!!


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