Cinco de Mayo: Beef Empanadas With Chipotle Chiles & Adobo Sauce

Beef Empanadas With Chipotle Chiles & Adobado Sauce
Happy Cinco de Mayo!!! I love to celebrate just about any holiday and today is a Holiday… So let’s celebrate! To celebrate today I made Mexican Empanadas!

Beef Empanadas With Chipotle Chiles & Adobo Sauce
1 lb ground beef
1 green pepper, diced
1 red pepper, diced
1 onion, diced
1 chipolte pepper in Adobo sauce
2 tsp smoked paprika
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 package puffed pastry
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated
1 egg beaten

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and pull the puff pastry out of the freezer.
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In a saute pan cook the beef along with the onions, red & green peppers, onions and garlic until beef is cooked through and veggies are tender. Chop up the Chipotle pepper and add it along with the smoked paprika. Cook an additional 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from stove and allow to cool.
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Thaw and roll out the puff pastry according to package directions. Using a 5 inch ramekin,  cut out six rounds per pastry sheet. Top each center with about 2 Tbs of meat mixture and 1 Tbs of cheese. With the beaten egg, paint the edges of the pastry.
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Fold and crimp the pastry making sure to keep the mixture inside. Place on a buttered sheet pan and bake for 25 minutes.
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Serve with condiments of your choosing. I make a Chipotle pepper sour cream, plain sour cream and Guacamole.
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Enjoy!

Heidi

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