Baked Beef Empanadas

Ingredients:

1  Cup finely chopped red potato
1  Cup finely chopped onion
1  Cup beef broth
1/4  tsp. salt
1/4  tsp. ground cumin
1/4  tsp.  ground allspice
1/4  tsp. black pepper
1/2  Pound boneless beef top sirloin, trimmed and diced
1  Garlic clove, minced
1  Tbsp. finely chopped cilantro
1  Tbsp. cornstarch
1 Tbsp. cold water
36  won ton wrappers
Cooking spray
Fresh cilantro sprigs (optional)

Preparation:

Combine first 10 ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally.

Reduce heat; simmer 8 minutes or until potato is done, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Cool.

Preheat oven to 400° F. Place 2 baking sheets in oven for about 10 minutes.

Drain meat mixture in a colander over a bowl. Discard liquid.

Finely chop meat mixture with a knife, or place in a food processor, and pulse 2 times or until finely chopped. Combine cornstarch and water, stirring with a whisk.

Working with one won ton wrapper at a time (cover the remaining won ton wrappers with a damp towel to keep them from drying), spoon 1 tablespoon beef mixture into center of each wrapper.

Moisten the edges of each wrapper with the cornstarch mixture. Bring 2 opposite corners together. Pinch the points to seal, forming a triangle. Place filled wrapper on a wire rack.

Repeat the procedure with the remaining beef mixture, won ton wrappers, and cornstarch mixture.
Remove the baking sheets from the oven; coat baking sheets with cooking spray. Arrange the empanadas in a single layer on baking sheets.

Coat the empanadas with cooking spray. Bake at 400° F for 8 minutes or until golden, turning once. Garnish with cilantro, if desired.

**This recipe uses won ton wrappers instead of pastry for the crust, and the empanadas are baked instead of fried. Aside from the obvious health benefits, using won ton wrappers makes assembling the empanadas quick and easy.

Placing the uncooked empanadas on preheated baking sheets helps make them crisp.**


Recipe found here – MyRecipes

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About Delicious Goodies

Love life, the outdoors, photography, reading, cooking, baking, spending time with family. Just a girl next door in what I call paradise - Southern California. By no means a professional cook, I do enjoy cooking, trying new recipes and sharing with others. I hope you enjoy what you find here! I have one Vegan in the family, so we are always making two meals, rather fun, and it allows us to try new ideas. When I was in Middle School I use to help my Grandmother make cookie canisters - every year at Christmas we would make an assortment of cookies, breads, candy and put them in a wrapped canister and give them as gifts. I still enjoy this idea, although haven't done it that much - at least not an assortment of goodies. I think this year will be the year I go back to that idea and see how everyone likes it. Have a wonderful week, and spread kindness everywhere you go!
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