Baked Beef Empanadas & Empanada Fork Giveaway!

I’m so excited to share this Baked Beef Empanada recipe with you and even more excited to share the story of an amazing lady named Hipatia Lopez, creator of the Empanada Fork!

Growing up in my father would make homemade empanadas, it’s kind of a staple recipe in Mexican households! He would make the sweet ones filled with pina (pineapple) or calabaza (pumpkin).  As I got older my Puerto Rican friends would invite me over for dinner and that was when I first had beef filled empanadas…. they were so amazing, and this recipe has become a family favorite in our household!

I love how food brings people together across all backgrounds.

What has been wonderful about the world of blogging for me is the amazing, talented and creative people that I have the pleasure of connecting with! People like Hipatia Lopez of New Jersey, the creator of the Empanada Fork. She had an idea, that she turned into a reality, to make her dreams come true. A strong educated wife and mother, Hipatia did all the steps needed to have her product created, patented and now she is one of the 5 finalist in the HSN Project American Dreams! How amazing is that!!! Hipatia had an idea for making the Empanda Fork, when cooking for her large Ecuadorian and Dominican families, she would be responsible for making close to 100 empandas and she could not find anything to make the job a little easier… so she created one! I can tell you from personally using the Empanada Fork myself that it was so easy to use and it was so much better then using a regular fork! Hipatia has been featured on Telemundo and won the Women of the Year award given to her by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey!  You can connect with Hipatia on Instagram to follow her journey and root her on as she moves forward in making this dream a reality!

Baked Beef Empanadas & Empanada Fork Giveaway!

Enjoy this Baked Beef Empanada recipe and make sure to enter to win your very own Empanada Fork below!

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Baked Beef Empanadas
Another family favorite made on the healthier side. These Baked Beef Emapanadas made with my special picadillo recipe has a great taste without all the frying!!! Enjoy!
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
  • 2.5 lbs ground beef season with, salt, pepper, onion, garlic, tomato sauce and sazon.
  • 1 package empanada dough pastry disc's are in the freezer section of most grocery stores
  • 1 Egg whisked
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
  • 2.5 lbs ground beef season with, salt, pepper, onion, garlic, tomato sauce and sazon.
  • 1 package empanada dough pastry disc's are in the freezer section of most grocery stores
  • 1 Egg whisked
  1. Fill each empanads disk with the seasoned beef, directly in the middle,
  2. Fold the dough over to make a half-moon shape. Don't worry if your dough rips or tears, you can easily put it back together with your fingers!
  3. This is the fun part! I used my new Empanada Fork to seal my empanadas. Usually this part was done with an actual fork and you would go around over and over again sealing your dough, But with the Empanada Fork, all I needed was one good push and the dough sealed easily and quickly!
  4. One you've sealed all your empanadas, put them on a foil covered tray. Then take the whisked egg and brush it over the top of the empanadas! This will give your empanadas thee golden crisp color and taste, just like you would get if you had fried it.
  5. Bake the emapandas at 350 for 30 minutes until they are golden brown,
Recipe Notes

So obviously the best part of this recipe is seasoning the beef to perfection. ย Picadillo is one of my favorite things to make because we can eat it with veggies, rices or even on nachos!

I recommend making only the amount you wish to eat that day. Re-heating can cause it to get soggy, but I always have extra beef and if I want more in a few days, it doesn't take much time make them with the Empanada Fork!

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  1. Angel says:

    Those empanadas look DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!!!! And that Empanada Fork is a pretty awesome invention.

    1. says:

      Isn’t it a great invention, I’m so glad I found it!!! I can’t wait to see how the recipe comes out! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I can’t wait to try this recipe out! I’ve always wanted to make beef empanadas and I’ve always been scared. That empanada fork is the bomb! Gonna put that on my list too!

  3. I love empanadas but did not know how to make it. So thank you for sharing your Baked Beef Empanadas recipe! Now I know what to do next time my family asks for this!

  4. Marcie says:

    OMG that looks so good! I bet I could get my 3yo to eat that! And it seems like it’d be easy to sneak some veggies in there, too!

  5. GlamKaren says:

    I am such a fan of empanadas and ALWAYS order them when offered on a menu. And that fork! I love that! I didnt even know that existed! haha… thanks for the giveaway of one!

  6. I love empanadas!! I actually had no idea that an empanada fork actually existed. I assumed people had great fork skills. lol

  7. I love a good empanada. This looks like a great simple recipe too, and what an awesome giveaway

  8. CoCo says:

    Wow how cool! They must be so much easier to make without having to spend all the extra time sealing the edges with a traditional fork!

  9. terristeffes says:

    These look amazing! I just did a full meal and I want some of these. I love the gadget.

  10. Belle says:

    Oh my! That looks really good! My husband will love this! I have to try this; it looks so easy to do!

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

  11. Yum! Those empanadas look delicious! And I need that Empanada Fork! What a cool gadget.

  12. I don’t think i have ever had an empanada but i really want to try one! I am saving this recipe for sure!

  13. theclutterboxblog says:

    That empanada tool is so awesome! I would use it for perogies too. I have never made these but one day I will!

    1. says:

      oooh Perogies would work awesome with it! I have never made those ..but i might give it a try…. do you have a recipe, if so, please link it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Christy says:

    Love me some empanadas! What a fab invention! Looking forward to trying that recipe….looks delish!

  15. Amber Nelson says:

    Wow, those look so amazing. I would love to try this recipe! Great giveaway too!

  16. Lydia says:

    I LOVE empanads, this is such a cool little tool. I need to try out that recipe!

  17. These look so tasty! I’ve never made something like this at home before, but it would impress my whole family if I did.

  18. Yum these look great. I dont think I’ve ever had an empanada before. I know I haven’t ever made any! Would love to try!

  19. Ashley LaMar says:

    Oh, how simple!!! My husband is vegetarian so do you think I could stuff them with tofu or some veggie crumbles instead?

    1. says:

      They are super simple, and you can always make them with cheese, that’s another favorite of ours! Thanks for stopping by!

  20. reesann723 says:

    How amazing is this?! I love Empanadas but it has been YEARS since I have had one!

  21. I love empanadas! This looks so delicious, I am definitely going to give it a try. I grew up with my grandma always making them fresh, so when I cook them, they remind me of her ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. I love discovering and checking out new things. Will definitely try and make this too. The other day, I saw the video of previous Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach making empanada, so I was kinda craving for this too!

  23. Gabrielly says:

    Those empanadas look delicious.

  24. Mari says:

    These look great.

  25. valerie jane says:

    These made me hungryyyy!! They look awesome! Unfortunately I’m too lazy to make them myself.. ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. These look so yummy! I love that empanada fork! So Handy!

  27. mamamayor says:

    These look amazing ! What a cool tool !

  28. Hello Everybody! These empanadas do look delicious!! Once again thank you so much for using my empanada fork and helping me spread the news of its existence! Note: I will be on HSN Live March 13, 2017 competing with other great products so please tune in 7pm. I appreciate it so much!! Hipatia

  29. Oh my gosh those look delicious! I’ve never been courageous enough to try to make empanadas, but that fork would make it easier!

  30. thefashionableaccountant says:

    These look great! I love empanadas but never knew there was a tool to help you make them. This makes it look so easy!

  31. rachel grover says:

    mmmm!! fingers crossed!
    would love to win and try this out for myself!

  32. Crystal says:

    Wow! Love how these look. I never had empanadas filled with sweet fillings until I moved to San Antonio. I think my kid would love them!

  33. They look & sound delicious, my family would love them.

  34. jlawsonn says:

    That empanada fork might really be the coolest thing I have ever thing. I love neat kitchen gadgets like that. I have actually never eaten a empanada before.

  35. Kiwi says:

    I really love empanadas! So good but I never made it myself. If I won this fork I would start for sure! I entered and I hope I win thanks for hosting!

  36. Robyn Bellefleur says:

    This would be a very handy tool when making empanadas.

  37. Jennifer Essad says:

    handy kitchen gadgets, I’m going to buy one, two, one for my daughter

  38. Wow neat and handy gadget. Yummy looking beef mpanadas ๐Ÿ™‚

  39. Dewayne Bradshaw says:

    I have never had one of these! My mom was just talking about making me some the other day. I would love this for her.

  40. jeremy mclaughlin says:

    This would be a handy gadget to have.

  41. amweeks says:

    I’ve never tried to make empanadas myself, but this fork makes it look so easy!

  42. heyjudette says:

    These look delicious! I’ve never tried making empanadas but I’m inspired to try now!

  43. bethelderton says:

    These look wonderful! And absolutely family friendly. I am reminded of my old-school Louisiana grandmother’s “Fried Pies”—some were fruit-filled, some were savory meat-filled.
    Mary Beth Elderton

    1. says:

      Yes the pineapple ones are my favorite! thanks for Sharing!

  44. Lissa Crane says:

    I love, love, love empanadas!!! I would to make them myself and I think I will give it a try over this holiday weekend! This empanada fork is such a cool thing to have and would definitely make it easier! Thanks for sharing your family recipe!

  45. Jill Rivera says:

    I love empanadas stuff with guava and cheese, as well as beef.

    1. says:

      Yum, Jill that sounds amazing!

  46. Audra says:

    Omg these look so yummy!!

  47. Katie Bellamy says:

    These look delicious! AND it looks like something I could make!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. says:

      Yes Katie, super easy!!! You will love them!

  48. Miz Vickik says:

    That is so cool! I’ve always wanted to try my hand at making empanadas but never have!

  49. Chrissy says:

    My sister in law lived in Costa Rica for a few years and loves to make us empanadas. I would love to give this to her because she would think it’s awesome!

    1. says:

      Awesome! Good Luck Chrissy!

  50. Helen says:

    I love empanadas, and homemade is always the best.

  51. meghan says:

    This is awesome!

  52. everydaythoughtsbybrittany says:

    I love Empanadas but it’s been years since I’ve made them. Thank you for sharing a recipe now I think I need to plan on making them next week!

  53. Leah Shumack says:

    I haven’t made any empanadas in awhile! This would definitely help the time it takes to put together!

  54. Yona Williams says:

    I have always wanted to make these at home myself. I love empanadas!

  55. Lisa V. says:

    Wow, what a neat idea! I have not made empanadas in years but something like this could inspire me to make them again!

  56. Hargow Wong says:

    The Empanada Fork is a most have tool.

  57. elizabeth miller says:

    We love empanadas. I have never made them homemade but now that I see they aren’t as hard as I thought, I am going to give it a try.

  58. Trish says:

    I have never made empanadas but would like to try!

  59. Elizabeth Brooks says:

    Never had an empanadas, but they look DELICIOUS!!!!

  60. LeAnn H says:

    My son would like this recipe and the fork.

  61. Fiona N says:

    These baked beef empanadas look so good! I would love to win this awesome fork to make them for my family!
    Thank You

  62. Jennifer Bay says:

    Those look absolutely amazing thanks for sharing the recipe!

  63. John Smith says:

    I love empanadas, but I can’t really get them where I live. I would definitely want to make some with a very useful empanada fork!

  64. Pamela says:

    Thanks so much for the recipe – I’ve only tried empanadas a few times, but just love them and would love to try making them.

  65. Shea Balentine says:

    I love both making and eating empanadas! Also love the idea of the empanada fork! So useful!

  66. Rob says:

    I love Empanadas, and this looks very good.

  67. Milt says:

    Empanadas are always absolutely delicious.

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