Taco Empanadas

Taco Empanadas

All your favorite tacos fixings in an easy to hold empanada.
  • Total Time 1 Hour
  • Prep Time 15 Minutes
  • Servings 10
  • Ingredients 8


  • 10 frozen empanada discs, thawed
  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix
  • 1/3 cup Old El Paso™ refried beans
  • 1 cup Monterrey Jack cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup corn kernels
  • Oil for frying
  • Salt to taste


Step 1 Season the ground beef with the taco seasoning. Cook meet on medium-high heat until browned and cooked through. Season with salt to taste.

Step 2 Add corn to the beef and mix well.

Step 3 Take the empanada discs and add about 1/2 tablespoon of refried beans on half of the disc.

Step 4 Top beans with a little bit of beef and cheese.

Step 5 Fold the empanada discs in half forming a half moon. Seal the empanada edges with a fork.

Step 6 Fry the empanadas in very hot oil.