Easy Beef Empanadas for the Freezer

Easy Beef Empanadas make it look like you spent all day in the kitchen but are easy and delicious. They make a great freezer meal, too—make extra to freeze!

As part of our Bulk Cooking for the Freezer: Ground Beef ebook, we include several recipes using taco-seasoned browned ground beef. This one is super easy and delicious. Give it a try, and if you like it you might want to try out the rest of the recipes in the ebook.

Image of beef and corn filling in a pastry crust with salsa in the background

Image of beef and corn filling in a pastry crust with salsa in the background

Easy Beef Empanandas

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 18 empanadas
Calories per Serving: 303
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Prep Time: 45 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 10 mins
Easy Beef Empanadas make it look like you spent all day in the kitchen but are easy and delicious. They make a great freezer meal, too—make extra to freeze!

Ingredients

Instructions

  • If your cooked ground beef is not already taco-seasoned, simmer it with the taco seasoning and water for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. If it is already seasoned, skip this step.
    In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients except the pie crusts. One at a time, roll the pie crusts out into 18 individual circles approximately 8 in diameter. Fill each crust with 1/3 cup of the filling. Fold crust over and seal, cutting off any extra dough if necessary. Bake at 375°F for approximately 25 minutes, or until crust is light brown and crispy. Serve with queso dip or salsa.
    To freeze, lay empanadas on a cookie sheet and freeze individually. When frozen, bag in freezer bags and label with the following information: “Thaw. Bake at 375°F approximately 25 minutes, or until crust is light brown and crispy. Serve with queso dip or salsa.”

Notes

Nutrition data is per empanada.
You can substitute pie crusts from the refrigerated section of the grocery store for the bulk pie crusts if you prefer.
Recipe Author: Mary Ann Kelley

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Check out these other recipes that use our Taco Seasoning Mix:

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About Mary Ann

Mary Ann Kelley has been creating meal plans online for over 15 years, first as part of TheHomeSchoolMom's cooking resources for busy moms and later on Menus4Moms, which has been highlighted by "Diner's Journal," The New York Times' Blog on Dining Out, and PBS Parents' "Kitchen Explorer."

Mary Ann loves cooking and she loves planning/organizing, so meal planning is a natural intersection of the two. She believes her mission for the meal plans is being fulfilled when visitors let her know that she has helped them save time and money by teaching them to plan ahead and become more efficient in the kitchen.

When Mary Ann is not cooking or publishing, she enjoys reading, researching genealogy, and traveling.

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