Leftover Baked Empanadas “Jersey Girl Knows Best “

12 Empanadas
35 min

Do you have leftover chicken, shrimp or taco meat?! Don't throw it away, make baked empanada with it! I usually seem to have leftover meat and it is usually not enough for another meal so I put it into an empanada shell and bake it. Ready?! Let's do this!

Today, I have leftover shrimp. It doesn't really matter what flavor of shrimp you have, it all tastes delicious nestled in an empanada shell! The shrimp were cut up into thirds.


I take about a 1 Tbsp. to 1-1/2 Tbsp. of the meat and I place it in the center. I then take a little water in a bowl and dip my finger into it and go around the very edge of the empanada shell. I close the empanada shell in a half moon shape. I secure the edge with a pierogi crimper or I use a fork.

Line a baking sheet with parchment or if using foil spray the bottom with non-stick cooking spray.


As you are filling the empanadas start placing them on the baking sheet.

Place the premade empanadas on the baking sheet and bake at 375F for 20-25 minutes. Serve with your favorite rice and salsas! Enjoy!

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Leftover Baked Empanadas “Jersey Girl Knows Best “
Recipe details
  • 12  Empanadas
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 25 Minutes Total time: 35 min
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Ingredients

  • 1 package of Goya empanada shells
  • 1 small bowl of water
  • 1 cup of meat or vegetables*
  • *If you meat is on the dry side, add 2 Tbsp. plain tomato sauce with no seasoning (not spaghetti sauce or marinara)
  • Optional: you can add some shredded cheese to the meat or veggies
Instructions

I first thaw the empanadas shell according to the package directions.
Preheat the oven to 375F.
I take about a 1 Tbsp. to 1-1/2 Tbsp. of the meat and I place it in the center f one empanada shell. I then take a little water in a bowl and dip my finger into it and go around the very edge of the empanada shell. I close the empanada shell in a half moon shape. I secure the edge with a pierogi crimper or I use a fork.
Line a baking sheet with parchment or if using foil, spray the bottom with non-stick cooking spray. Place the premade empanadas on the baking sheet and bake at 375F for 20-25 minutes. Serve with your favorite rice and salsas! Enjoy!
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