24 Nov | All

Cheesy Beef Empanadas

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These little meat pies are filled with cheesy barbacoa beef. They are easy to assemble and delicious with every bite. A great quick appetizer the whole family can enjoy.



  • 1 (14 oz.) package refrigerated pie crust (2 count)
  • 1 (12 oz.) package Verde® Shredded Barbacoa, microwaved according to package instructions
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 large egg, whisked with 1 Tbsp. water



  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Roll out each crust to about 14” in diameter. Use a 3 5/8”- 4” cutter to cut out rounds and put about 1/2 tablespoon barbacoa on half of each round. Add about 1 teaspoon cheese on each barbacoa half. Brush edges of crust with egg wash.
  • Fold the other half of the round over the filling. Crimp the edges with a fork and place on a prepared baking sheet. 
  • Brush each empanada with egg wash. Bake 15-18 minutes, until golden. Serve.


Tip: Re-roll pie crust to create more rounds, after cutting out as many as possible.