Bahama Breeze Beef Empanadas Recipe

bahama breeze beef empanadas recipe

If you’re familiar with Spanish food, you probably know that you can make empanadas here too. They are basically filled with meat, stuffed with a filling, and baked in the oven. However, if you’re not familiar with this Spanish delicacy, you may be a little intimidated by the prospect of making empanadas. 

Today I am going to share with you a Bahama breeze beef empanadas recipe that is extremely delicious. Bahama breeze beef empanadas are a delicious tasty food that you can make in a very short amount of time. They are also perfect for breakfast or lunch. This quick and easy recipe for Bahamas breeze beef empanadas is perfect for parties, holidays or for everyday meals. 

These delicious empanadas do vary in consistency and taste, but the key is to cut in the butter and serve at medium heat. The sauce is a combination of sweet and spicy, but I leave it as-is to make it as authentic as possible to the original. These beef empanadas are stuffed with a creamy, potato salad filling. They are perfect for a night out or a company function. 

How To Make Bahama Breeze Beef Empanadas 

Bahamas breeze empanadas are a great way to satisfy a hungry appetite on a hot day. They are easy to make and they are filled with delicious ingredients. This easy recipe is perfect for the busy cook. It can also be used as a quick dinner or snack. The beef empanadas are baked and then served warm. If you desire more flavors, you can add some salsa, a dollop of guacamole, or even a dollop of sour cream on top. Give it a try today!


For the Dough

  • All-purpose flour, 2 cups
  • Vegetable shortening, 1/4 cup
  • Salted butter (cold), 1/4 cup
  • Eggs (lightly beaten), 2 
  • Whole milk, 1/4 cup
  • Kosher salt, 3/4 teaspoon
  • Vegetable oil, 6 to 10 cups

For the filling

  • Ground beef (not lean), 1/2 pound
  • Russet potato (finely diced), 1/4 cup
  • Julienned carrot, 1/4 cup
  • Yellow onion (chopped), 2 tablespoon
  • Parsley (finely minced), 1 teaspoon
  • Curry powder, 1 teaspoon
  • Paprika, 1/2 teaspoon
  • Salt, 1/4 teaspoon
  • Ground cayenne pepper, 1/8 teaspoon
  • Chicken broth, 2 tablespoon
  • Lime juice, 1/2 teaspoon

For the seasoned sour cream

  • Sour cream, 1 cup
  • Tomato (finely diced), 1/4 cup
  • Red onion (finely chopped), 1 tablespoon
  • Red bell pepper (finely minced), 1 tablespoon
  • Cilantro (finely chopped), 1 tablespoon
  • Salt, 1/4 teaspoon
  • Ground cayenne pepper, 1/4 teaspoon
  • Ground cumin, 1 pinch


For the Dough

Step 1

Put 2 cups of all-purpose flour and 3/4 teaspoons of kosher salt in a large bowl. 

Step 2

Add 1/4 cup of vegetable shortening. Cut the cold butter with a butter knife and place it in the flour. 

Step 3

Pour milk and beaten eggs into that bowl. Form the dough into a ball by kneading it with your hands. Cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate until the filling is ready. 

For the Filling

Step 1

Add 1/2 pound of ground beef to a skillet and heat over medium heat. Once they are browned, remove them from the heat. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the fat from the skillet to a bowl. 

Step 2

In a small saucepan, place 14 cups of diced russet potatoes. Fill with water and bring to a boil. After the potatoes are tender enough, drain them and add them to the fat-left skillet. 

Step 3

Over medium heat, saute carrots and onion for 5 minutes. Then return the cooked ground beef to the skillet. Then sprinkle minced parsley, curry powder, cayenne pepper, paprika, and salt.

Step 4

Add 1 / 1/2 tablespoons of lime juice and chicken broth. Let simmer for three minutes. Remove skillet from heat and set aside. 

For the Seasoned Sour Cream

Step 1

Mix Sour cream, diced Tomato, Red onion, Red bell pepper, Cilantro, Salt, Ground cayenne pepper, Ground cumin together. Mix finely and place in the refrigerator. 

Step 2

On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough very thin and flat. Divide the small tortillas into cups 4 1/2 inches in diameter. 

Step 3

Fill the tortillas with the filling, folding and pressing the edges to seal them. Repeat the process with the remaining patties. 

Step 4

In a large zip-top bag, place the patties and chill for 3 to 6 hours. Pour 2 cups of oil into a saucepan over medium heat. Cook 4 patties at a time for 5 to 7 minutes, flipping halfway through. 

Step 5

Place the patties on the parchment paper-lined with paper. Garnish with sour cream. You can also serve them with mango salsa. 

Bahama Breeze Beef Empanadas Recipe

Cuisine: Caribbean

Cuisine type: Appetizer

Servings: 12 Servings

Preparation time: 5 Hours 30 Minutes

Cooking time: 30 Minutes

Total time: 6 Hours

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