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Braveheart Crispy Beef and Cheese Empanadas

If you’re looking for the perfect dish that can function as either a meal or a snack, then look no further than Braveheart’s Crispy Beef and Cheese Empanadas. These are a surefire way to give you and your potential guests a delicious and filling meal that can be eaten with utensils, or even by hand!


  • 1 lb Braveheart Braveheart Angus Beef Burger Meat

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin

  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic salt

  • 1 tsp pepper

  • 1 tsp oregano

  • 1/2 tsp crushed red peppers

  • 1/4 tsp chili powder

  • 8 oz can tomato sauce

  • 1 Tbsp diced jalapeños

  • 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated

  • 1/2 cup monterey jack cheese, grated

  • 2 boxes refrigerated pie crust

  • 1 egg


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.

  2. Add ground beef, chopped onions, and minced garlic to a large cast iron pan and cook over medium heat until ground beef is no longer pink. Drain grease and return to the pan.

  3. Add seasonings and stir

  4. Add tomato sauce and jalapeños, stir and let simmer for 15 minutes.

  5. On a lightly floured surface, unroll pie crust.. Using a 4 inch bowl, turn the bowl upside down and press down to cut the dough. Should be able to get 4 pieces per pie crust.

  6. Line edges of dough with a little bit of water before filling to help seal.

  7. Add a small amount of shredded cheese and about a 1/4 cup of meat mixture.

  8. Fold dough over and using a fork, close up the edges by pressing to seal and place on a baking sheet.

  9. In a small bowl, whisk egg and one tablespoon of water together. Using a basting brush, brush egg wash over the top of each empanada. 

  10. Bake for 15 minutes or until the empanada crust is golden brown.

  11. Remove from oven, let cool, and enjoy.

If you enjoyed this recipel, be sure to try out these Roast Beef Roll-Ups!