Looking for another way to make use of the Turkey after Thanksgiving? Try our Turkey Empanadas. Older kids can have fun stirring in the ingredients on the stove while younger ones can roll out the discos to larger format.
Find ingredients you need below and enjoy another Chef Toni recipe for cooking with your kids today.
GOYA inspired Turkey Empanadas
1 tbsp. GOYA® Extra Virgin Olive Oil
½ lb. ground beef
½ medium yellow onion, finely chopped (about ½ cup)
¼ cup GOYA® Tomato Sauce
6 GOYA® Spanish Olives Stuffed with Minced Pimientos, thinly sliced
2 tbsp. GOYA® Sofrito
1 packet Sazon GOYA® with Coriander and Annatto
1 tsp. GOYA® Minced Garlic or 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
½ tsp. GOYA® Dried Oregano
GOYA® Ground Black Pepper, to taste
1 package (14 oz.) GOYA® Discos (Yellow or White), thawed
GOYA® Corn Oil, for frying
1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add ground beef and cook until browned, breaking up meat with a wooden spoon, about 10 minutes. Add onions and cook until soft, about 5 minutes more. Stir in tomato sauce, olives, Sofrito, Sazon, garlic, oregano and black pepper. Lower heat to medium-low and simmer until mixture thickens, about 15 minutes.
2. On a lightly floured work surface, using a rolling pin, roll out discos until ½” larger in diameter. Spoon about 1 tbsp. meat mixture into middle, fold in half to form a half moon; moisten edges with water and pinch to seal closed, or seal with a fork.
3. Fill a deep saucepan with oil to a depth of 2½”. Heat oil over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking (350°F on deep-fry thermometer). Cook Empanadas in batches until crisp and golden brown, flipping once, 4 – 6 minutes. Transfer to paper towels to drain.
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