Beef Empanadas with Spicy Chorizo Filling

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated May/June 2010

Crisp pastry pockets stuffed with briny spiced beef and smoky chorizo make a savory, transportable lunch.

SERVES 4 to 6 as an entrée

TIME 2¼ hours, plus 1 hour cooling and 45 minutes chilling

Beef Empanadas with Spicy Chorizo Filling

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

Empanadas are a type of baked or fried turnover that can be found in many Latin American countries. The first step in our beef empanada recipe was to enhance packaged ground chuck with aromatics; spices; and a mixture of chicken broth and b...

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