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Sweet & Savory Beef Empanadas

Sweet & Savory Beef Empanadas
30 min
40 min
12 servings
Delicious and easy-to-make Sweet & Savory Beef Empanadas are an excellent choice for special family occasions and entertaining. You'll love the flavor contrasts in this recipe.

Key Ingredients


  • 1 1/2 cups apple juice

  • 1 tablespoon MAGGI Granulated Chicken Flavor Bouillon
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • 1 pound rib-eye steak, thinly sliced

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 can (4 ounces) diced green chiles, drained

  • 12 empanada wrappers

  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350° F.

Step 2

Heat juice in medium, microwave-safe bowl for 1 minute or until warm. Dissolve bouillon in warm juice. Pour into large bowl. Stir in onion, garlic and red pepper flakes.

Step 3

Add beef to marinade. Massage the marinade with your hands into each slice of beef. Cover; refrigerate for 1 hour. Drain marinade, reserving meat and onion.

Step 4

Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook beef in single layer for 2 to 3 minutes per side or until browned. Repeat with remaining slices of beef and onion. Finely chop cooked meat; place in a large bowl with onion. Mix in diced green chiles.

Step 5

Place 2 rounded tablespoons beef mixture in center of each wrapper. Fold edge over filling to form a half circle. Crimp edges to seal. Place on baking sheet. Brush with beaten egg.

Step 6

Bake for 30 minutes or until golden. Serve warm.

Recipe Notes

Cook's Tip:
To make beef easier to slice, freeze for 15 minutes and then slice.

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