Bahama Breeze Beef Empanadas Recipe

Are you looking for a perfect recipe for a company function and a night out? Readout this post to get a delicious recipe that you can enjoy for holidays, parties, and everyday meals. Today I want to share the Bahama Breeze beef empanadas recipe. Usually, it is a Bahama Breeze copycat recipe. Empanadas recipe is one of the most demanding recipes of Bahama Breeze restaurant. 

However, Bahama breeze is an American restaurant chain that Darden Restaurants own. They specialize in Caribbean-inspired recipes. Let’s look at the cooking process of the Caribbean patties recipe. I hope you enjoy this as much as I do. They are super easy to make. You can try this recipe for a quick snack or dinner. It is filled with delicious ingredients.

Bahama Breeze Beef Empanadas Recipe

Recipe by Lindsay G. Cabral
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Cuisine: CaribbeanDifficulty: Medium


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240 per piece

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Bahama breeze beef empanadas recipe is a great summer day recipe. Remember, every recipe have their variation. There have tons of variations for this delightful recipe; constantly adjust your recipe to your taste. I mentioned the empanadas ingredients list for making 20 to 22 empanadas.

Ingredients  for Empanadas Dough 

  • 3 ¾ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 tbsp sugar

  • 1 tbsp kosher salt

  • 12 tbsp cold butter

  • 1 ¼ cup cold water

  • 2 eggs lightly beaten (optional)

  • ¼ cup milk (optional)

  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil (optional)

  • ¼ cup vegetable shortening (optional)

  • Ingredients for Ground Beef Stuffing
  • 2 tbsp oil

  • 4 minced garlic cloves

  • 2 lbs lean ground beef

  • 2 small bell peppers (chopped)

  • 1 Anaheim pepper (chopped)

  • 1 small onion (chopped)

  • 2 tsp Mexican oregano

  • 2 tsp thyme

  • 2 tsp parsley

  • 2 tsp basil

  • 2 tsp paprika

  • 1 tsp garlic powder

  • 1 tsp black pepper

  • 1 to 2 tsp crushed red pepper

  • 2 tsp salt

  • 1 cup medium cheddar cheese 

  • 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese

  • 1 cup Oaxaca cheese

  • 1 tsp curry powder (optional)

  • 2 tsp chicken broth (optional)

  • ½ tsp lime juice (optional)

  • 1/8 ground cayenne pepper (optional)

  • ¼ cup julienned carrot (optional)

  • ¼ cup russet potato (optional)

  • Ingredients for the Salsa
  • 1 can petite diced tomatoes

  • 1 ¼ lbs ripe roma tomatos

  • 1/3 cup chopped red onion 

  • 2 green chopped onions

  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro

  • 1 jalapeno pepper (seeded and roughly chopped)

  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice

  • ½ tsp chili powder

  • 1 large clove garlic (finely chopped)

  • ¼ tsp ground cumin

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • ½ tsp granulated sugar (optional)

  • Ingredients for the Seasoned Sour Cream (Optional)
  • 1 cup sour cream

  • ¼ cup finely diced tomato

  • 1 tbsp finely chopped red onion

  • 1 tbsp red bell pepper

  • 1 tbsp finely chopped cilantro

  • ¼ tbsp salt

  • ¼ tsp ground cayenne pepper

  • 1 pinch ground cumin

how to make Bahama Breeze Beef Empanadas

  • Make the ground beef stuffing: Place a large pan on the stove and turn on the stove to medium-high heat. You can also use any pot with a wide bottom. First, add a little oil and wait for the oil to heat up. Then gradually add two small bell peppers, 1 Anaheim pepper, and one small onion. Cook them for ½ minutes. Then add all other ingredients like four minced garlic cloves, 2 tsp Mexican oregano, 2 tsp thyme, 2 tsp parsley, 2 tsp basil, 2 tsp paprika, 1 to 2 tsp crushed red pepper, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp black pepper, and 2 tsp salt. After adding all the ingredients, cook them for 8 minutes. 
    Make the ground beef stuffing
  •  Make empanada dough: Now, you need to make the dough. So, take a large bowl out and add 3 ¾ cups all-purpose flour, 12 tbsp cold butter, 1 tbsp sugar, 1 tbsp kosher salt, and 1 ¼ cup cold water. You may knead the flour until it no longer sticks to your hand. Keep rest the dough for 5 minutes. In this empanada dough recipe, you can add milk and egg to make it healthier.
     Make empanada dough
  • Roll the empanada dough: Grab a little ball of the dough and roll it to make a small round flatbread. Roll the empanada dough
  • put the filling inside the dough: Before adding beef stuffing, you need to add some grated cheese and then put 2 tsp beef stuffing middle of the flatbread. 
    put the filling inside the dough
  • Fold the dough: repeat steps 3 and 4 until you make all the empanadas. Fold the dough
  •  set the empanada on the baking sheet: Set empanada on a baking set and refrigerate them for at least one hour. 
    set the empanada on the baking sheet
  • Fry the empanada: After 1 hour, through the empanada into the hot oil and fry them until they become nice and golden. Try to fry four empanadas at the same time. After perfectly cooking, remove them from the oil and set them on a paper towel to drain the excess oil. 
    Fry the empanada
  • Make the salsa or sour cream: empanadas are served with salsa, but you can also pair them with sour cream. So, you need to mix all of its mentioned ingredients for making salsa. If you have no time or you want to ignore salsa or sour cream, just enjoy them themselves. 
    Make the salsa or sour cream
  • Serve the empanada: Take a serving plate and serve empanadas with guacamole and salsa or sour cream. Serve the empanada

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  • These empanadas also taste great with mango salsa. 
  • It needs to fry in a low high to cook ideally, so it may take a considerable time to cook 20 to 22 empanadas. You can reduce the amount of ingredients measurements if you want to make 5 to 10 empanadas.

Conclusion: Anyone will love this Bahama breeze beef empanadas recipe for family gatherings and parties. It also tastes great with chicken stuffing. Comment down below your thoughts about this recipe. 

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