Beef empanadas are a dish of Spanish and Portuguese origin. They are baked or fried pastries typically filled with meat, cheese, vegetables, or fruits. For dinner, we wanted to come up with a delicious beef empanada recipe that was full of flavor with a perfect crust. We wanted to create a delicious empanada recipe that was baked and full of flavor.
The secret to a good empanada recipe is in the dough. To get the best dough, we took a page from other areas of Latin cooking and added a little alcohol. It doesn’t impart any flavor, but it does give the crust the perfect texture. We also added a cornmeal-like ingredient from Mexican cooking called “masa harina”. It should be available in the international aisle, but if you can’t find it, that’s okay, just use equal amounts flour instead. Keep reading below for our favorite empanadas recipe!
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