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Beef Taco Empanadas

A wonderfully fun and simple dish that's just as exciting to eat as is it to make! Whip up some beef taco empanadas with your kids tonight!

15 Minutes
15 Minutes
30 Minutes


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup canned kernel corn, drained
  • 1/2 cup canned black beans, drained
  • 1/4 cup white onion, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 cup LA VICTORIA® Red Taco Sauce
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 package of pre-made pie crusts
  • 1 egg, beaten


  1. Preheat your oven to 400ºF
  2. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  3. Add chopped onion, corn, and beans and cook for 3-5 minutes, stirring often.
  4. To the same skillet, add ground beef, salt, pepper and LA VICTORIA® Red Taco Sauce.
  5. Sauté until ground beef is cooked through and no longer pink.
  6. Add shredded cheese and remove from heat.
  7. While taco mixture is cooling, lay pie crust dough flat.
  8. Use a 3 or 4 inch round cookie cutter to cut as many rounds as you can from the rolled dough.
  9. Add 2 tablespoons of mixture to the middle of each dough circle, fold them closed by hand, and use a fork to press the edges.
  10. Brush each empanada with beaten egg wash.
  11. Place empanadas on a baking sheet and bake for approximately 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
  12. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
  13. Serve with LA VICTORIA® Fiesta Salsa Verde