Empanadas with Avocado Sauce

Empanadas with Avocado Sauce

Empanadas, traditionally a fried Spanish treat, are offered to you in this baked version with a delicious avocado dipping sauce to enjoy them with.
Servings 16

Ingredients
  

DOUGH INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 stick butter (cold)
  • 1 Nature's Yoke egg
  • 3/4 cup cold water

MEAT FILLING INGREDIENTS

  • 1 potato
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 9 oz chorizo
  • 1/2 large onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/3 cup Sofrito sauce
  • 1 small envelope Sazon y achiote
  • 2 cup mozarella cheese
  • 1 Nature's Yoke egg yolk + 1 T. water

AVACADO SAUCE INGREDIENTS

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 medium bunch of cilantro, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Serrano peppers, seeded
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • Adobo to taste

Instructions
 

DOUGH DIRECTIONS

  • Mix flour, salt, butter and egg in a food processor. Start adding water slowly until you get a nice stretchy dough consistency.
  • Take dough out of food processor and knead on floured surface, adding flour a little at a time until dough is no longer sticky.
  • Cover dough and place in refrigerator.

MEAT FILLING DIRECTIONS

  • Peel and cut potato into tiny cubes. Boil in water for 10 minutes or until soft. Drain.
  • Brown ground beef, chorizo, garlic and onion together in a large skillet.
  • Add potato, Sofrito sauce, and Sazon seasoning to meat mixture. Simmer a few minutes.

ASSEMBLY DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 400 F.
  • Cut dough into 16 portions. Roll each one out into a circle and put a spoonful of meat filling on the dough. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top. Fold in half and pinch edges shut, or use fork to crimp.
  • Place on greased cookie sheet. Combine egg yolk and water and beat well. Brush each empanada with egg wash.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with Avocado Sauce.

AVOCADO SAUCE DIRECTIONS

  • Cut avocado into chunks. Mince garlic. Combine all ingredients in food processor.
  • Blend until you have a smooth sauce. Use immediately or refrigerate until ready to use.

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