Sunday, May 13, 2012

Beef Wellington Empanadas

Hey guys!  It's Peggy from My Fiance Likes It So It Must Be Good!  By now, you've realized that this is the new blog!  Easier web address, shorter, and to the point!  I'm married now, so I figured I'd start fresh with everything!  Glad you guys could stop by =)

So it has been a while since I'd posted my Blitz Puff Pastry post, and I had promised to let you know what I'd done with it... well, that was month ago!  I'm glad you could bare with me though, because this is definitely a tasty treat!


Blitz Puff Pastry, slightly thawed
1 cup Duxelles - I like this recipe
1 cup Shredded beef - I just used the leftovers from this recipe

Preheat oven to 375F.

Take your slightly thawed puff pastry (you'll want it thawed enough to be pliable) and on a floured surface, roll out to between 1/8 and 1/4 inch thickness.

With a 2 inch round biscuit or cookie cutter, cut out circles in the dough.

In the center of the circles, place about 1 teaspoon of duxelle mixture.

The place about 1 to 1 & 1/2 teaspoons of the shredded beef filling on top of the duxelle mixture.

Get a cup of luke warm water and dab the edges of the circle.  Fold the top over the filling and seal edges.  You can make it decorative by using the pointed end of a paring knife to press down on the dough.

Be sure to vent the top of the empanadas so they don't explode while baking.  This is easily done by taking some kitchen scissors and, at an angle, cutting a small portion of the dough. 

Repeat with remaining circles of dough until you have a little empanada army.

Bake for about 10-15 minutes, or until empanadas are golden, brown, and delicious!

Serve with your choice of sauce - I made a brussels sprout salsa and some brown gravy to go with ours! 

The possibilities on empanadas are endless, so feel free to experiment with fillings and sauces!

Hope you guys like the new blog, and can't wait to start posting more often (crossing my fingers!)


  1. Thank you ;maybe be this is what I needed! I have been wanting to make empanadas for a long time. You make it sound so easy. Love it.

  2. Oh, these look delectable!!! My family would love them :)

  3. Peggy, congrats to you and Andy! May your marriage be filled with many blessings! xoxo

  4. Peggy, congrats. Nice beef empanada, I want to try the pastry.

  5. So exciting for this new chapter of yours! How crazy the changes since your first blog! Many joys - like these empanadas!

  6. Hi Peggy! First of all congratulations on your marriage! I’m sure it was it was all you dreamed of! Can’t wait to see some pics.
    Love your new blog and LOVE the empanadas.

  7. I like the new name of your blog, unique as well as personal! Your empanadas do look tasty. I like all kinds of meat pies, but the beef wellington is an awesome idea. Also, the gravy makes it sound even better. Delicious post!

  8. I always wanted to make empanada,,,thanks for sharing this recipe sound perfectly Yummy,,and I love your new blog too :)


  9. Love it!:) This answers my question about your blog name!
    Cheers to the new beginnings :)

  10. Congrats on the wedding and the new blog! I love this idea and just may steal it!

  11. Congratulations Peggy! On your wedding and the new blog! :)

  12. Congrats on the wedding, Peggy! Love the idea of a new blog and a new start... Subscribing to you right away :) LOVE these little empanada-wellingtons! So cool :) Thanks for sharing!

  13. I love working with puffed pastry and I've been on the hunt for some fun things to serve at a party I'm hosting in a few weeks. I have to try this.

  14. Hi Peggy! Thought I recognise your name but didn't recognise your blog for a moment. LOL.. CONGRATS on your wedding!I would love to have one of your beef wellington empanadas right now.. Some sour cream please? Thanks for buzzing me over at my blog. Am following your new blog too. HUggggssss, Jo

  15. These look absolutely delicious! Always wanted to try making empanadas at home. Congratulations on your marriage!

  16. Starting all over kind of sounds like a good idea, I was think I may too. Love your little wellingtons, congrats on getting married.

  17. Very creative with those great empanadas,Yummmmm......

  18. First of all, congrats on your wedding!! Secondly, congrats on your new site!! And of course third, these empanadas are fantastic! I love beef wellington. A little slathering of pate wouldn't hurt either, haha.