Semi-homemade Empanadas


1 Package of Puff Pastry Dough - 2 Sheets

¾ lb. Lean Ground Beef

2 T. Jim’s Wings Hot Sauce

½ Cup of Shredded Cheddar Cheese

1 T. Tomato Paste

½ Yellow Onion Diced

1 Garlic Clove Minced

1 tsp. Chili Powder

1 tsp. Lemon Pepper

1 T. Avocado Oil

1 Egg + 1 T. Water


Makes about 18 Empanadas



  1. Heat medium sized pan and sauté onion in oil until translucent. Add ground beef and break meat down as it cooks. 
  2. After meat is cooked, drain meat and return to pan. Add garlic and tomato paste. Cook until fragrant and add in Jim’s Wings Hot Sauce
  3. Remove meat and mix with cheese in a medium size bowl.
  4. Preheat oven to 400 degrees or according to pastry directions. Roll pastry dough out about 1 foot by 1 foot. 
  5. Cut circles roughly 3 inches in diameter. Place a tablespoon of the mix in the center of the dough. 
  6. Mix egg and water in a small bowl and brush the egg wash around the edges of the dough. Fold dough over and crimp edges with a fork.
  7. Place empanadas on a lightly greased baking sheet about 1 inch apart. Bake according to directions or until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Serve with sour cream or chimichurri and enjoy!