Make Your Holiday Celebration Extra Memorable with Chorizo Empanadas!

Make Your Holiday Celebration Extra Memorable with Chorizo Empanadas!

Recipe courtesy of Stuart O’Keeffe of

This holiday season enjoy some baked goodies with a twist with this recipe for chorizo empanadas from Stuart O’Keeffe of They’ll surely add that much-needed variety to your holiday feast. With the only change being the addition of our own Guerra’s Brand pork chorizo, these empanadas will be bursting with flavor!

Bon appetite! 

Preparation Time

30 minutes

Cooking Time

15 minutes

Total Time

45 minutes


Around 24 empanadas


  • ½ a pound of ground beef
  • ½ a package of our Guerra’s Brand pork chorizo
  • 1 tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¾ of a cup of finely chopped onion
  • 2 cloves of diced garlic
  • ¼ of a teaspoon of ground cumin
  • ½ a teaspoon of kosher salt
  • ½ a teaspoon of freshly-ground black pepper
  • ½ a cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1 2-crust pie package
  • 1 large egg



  • Preheat your oven to 375°F.
  • In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium to high heat.
  • Add the beef, chorizo, onion, garlic, cumin, salt, and pepper. Break up the ingredients and cook for 5 to 7 minutes or until the meat has browned.
  • Set aside to cool.
  • On a floured surface, roll out each pie crust into a 1-foot diameter circle. Stamp out round pieces of pie crusts using a 3-inch cutter.    
  • Put 1 tablespoon of the meat filling in each crust.
  • Fold them closed and crimp the edges with a fork. Repeat for each. 
  • Scramble the egg and brush it on each empanada.
  • Bake the empanadas for about 15 minutes or until they are golden brown on a greased baking sheet.
  • When done, let them cool for about 5 minutes and enjoy!


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