Beef Empanadas

This Beef Empanadas Recipe is the perfect handheld meal that can be enjoyed when you are on the go. Empanadas are a recipe that is of Spanish and Portuguese origin. These baked or fried pastries are typically filled with meat, vegetables, cheese or fruits. This beef empanada recipe is full of flavor with a perfect crust recipe. The secret to making a good empanada recipe is in the dough recipe. To get the best empanada dough you can add a little vodka to the recipe, this gives the crust the perfect texture. In the dough recipe, you will also find a flour that is popular in Mexican cooking called masa harina. Masa harina is the traditional flour that you use to make tortillas, tamales, and other Mexican recipes. This flour is made from dried masa, which is specially treated corn. You can find masa harina in the international aisle of your grocery store. If you can't find any masa harina you can use regular flour in the recipe instead.

An empanada also known as a pastel in Portuguese and pate in Haitian Creole is a stuffed bread recipe, pastry baked or fried recipe in many countries in Latin America, Latin Europe, parts of Southeast Asia and the Southwestern United States. The name empanada comes from the Galician, Portuguese, and Spanish verb of empanada, which means to wrap or coat in bread. Empanada recipes are made by folding dough or bread with stuffing consisting that typically consists of meat, cheese, vegetables, fruits, and other ingredients. Empanada recipes were first introduced to Brazil and Indonesia by the Portuguese colonizers and they remain a popular dish in those countries. Empanadas were introduced to Hispanic America and the Philippines by the Spanish colonizers. Empanada recipes in the Phillippines, Latin America, and Indonesia have a variety of fillings.

Beef is a favorite ingredient that is used in empanada recipes. Beef is meat that comes from bovines, mostly from cattle but also to includes buffalo and bison. Beef can be harvested from bulls, steers or heifers. Depending where you are in the world the acceptability of beef as a food source can vary. Beef muscle meat can be cut into short ribs, roasts, or steaks such as filet mignon, rump steak, sirloin steak, rib steak, rib eye steak, and hanger steak. Some beef cuts are processed such as corned beef or beef jerky, and the beef trimmings, which are usually mixed with meat from older, leaner cattle, are ground and minced for use in sausages. Beef is the third most popular and widely consumed meat in the world and accounts for about 25 percent of world meat production, after pork and poultry. The United States, Brazil, and China are the world's three largest consumers of beef.

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