I was watching public broadcasting this morning, and of course they’re getting into the spirit of the game too.  They had a chef making these, and they look AMAZING.  I’m thinking about making a bunch of them and freezing them for later too!  

Here’s the recipe!


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 diced yellow onion, sliced thin
  • 1 pound beef
  • 2 red bell peppers, diced
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 3/4 pound pepper jack cheese, shredded.
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 sheets puff pastry dough



  1. Preheat oven to 350º F.
  2. Saute onions in olive oil; then add beef and brown. Add diced red bell peppers and chicken stock to deglaze the pan.
  3. Add bread crumbs and remove from heat; then add cheese.
  4. Beat eggs to create egg wash.
  5. Cut out circles into puff pastry dough using a small circular bowl.
  6. Fill the middle of circles with beef filling. Fold the empanada in half and seal, using a pastry brush and egg wash as glue. Crimp at the edge with a fork and brush top of empanada with egg wash.
  7. Bake for 12-15 minutes.

Recipe is compliments of


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