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Beef Empanada

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  • 1 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup Unsalted Butter
  • 2 lbs Beef Sirloin or Tri-Tip (diced small) *
  • 4 cups Yellow Onion (diced)
  • 4 cloves Garlic (minced)
  • 4 Tbls Organic Herb Oil (or olive oil)
  • Golden Raisins
  • 2 cups Beef Broth
  • 1 cup Black Olives (pitted and chopped)
  • 3 cups flour (for table to prevent sticking)
  • 6 eggs (whisked, with a splash of cold water)
  • 2 Tbls Smokin’ Texas Gourmet Smokin’ Creole Seasoning
  • 1 Tbls Smokin’ Texas Gourmet Spiced Dry Rub
  • ½ Tbls Smokin’ Texas Gourmet Garlic, Salt, and Pepper (GSP)
  • 36 Each Golla Empanada Dough (3 packages of 12 each) (keep cold in refrigerator until use)
  • *Can substitute smoked brisket or smoked pork shoulder (brisket or pork empanadas). For a beef and chorizo empanada, replace half the beef with ground chorizo.


(Heat oven to 325 degrees F in oven, Oil to 350 degrees F if frying)

Roux Preparation

  1. In a sauté pot, prepare the roux by melting 1 cup of unsalted butter over medium heat
  2. When butter is melted add 1 cup flour and whisk together until slightly brown
  3. Set aside for cooling and later use

Beef Mix Preparation

  1. To a large skillet or sauté pan add the herb/olive oil with medium heat
  2. Add diced onions and stir until translucent and slightly brown, about 5 minutes
  3. Add minced garlic and diced beef, sauté until beef is brown and cooked
  4. Add all seasonings and mix well
  5. Add beef stock and heat to a boil, reduce by half then turn heat to low/medium
  6. Add raisins and black olives, stir together for about 3 minutes
  7. Slowly add roux with stirring until the mixture is of “chili” consistency

Empanada Assembly Preparation

  1. On a clean table spread flour
  2. Lay out empanada rounds on flour
  3. With a small brush, coat lightly the entire empanada dough with the egg wash
  4. With a 2 oz. scoop, fill with the beef mixture in center of dough
  5. Fold into a half circle, seal the half circle with a fork
  6. With the same brush, wash the entire empanada
  7. Cook in oven at 325 degrees F for 20 minutes or until golden brown (or in fryer at 325F)


  1. Smokin’ Texas Gourmet Garlic Salt and Pepper is a 1st Place Gold Medal Scovie Food Show winner in Seasoning, Prepared Foods!
  2. Smokin’ Texas Gourmet Spiced Dry Rub is a 1st Place Gold Medal Scovie Food Show winner in Seasoning, Prepared Foods!

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