Freezer-Friendly Refried Bean and Chorizo Empanadas
Keeping a stash of these savory empanada hand pies in your freezer means a comforting meal’s just 20 minutes away.
These empanadas (hand pies) are similar to potpies, but with a comforting Mexican filling. They are filled with spicy chorizo and refried beans. And when I say spicy, I don’t mean crazy, spicy, hot, just tasty and zesty.
These tasty and convenient hand pies can be frozen for up to three months, individually wrapped in plastic and placed in re-sealable plastic bags. There's no need to thaw before baking, they can go right from the freezer to the oven!
To freeze, lay unbaked empanadas side-by-side on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Make sure they don't touch or the empanadas will freeze together. Freeze until solid, and then transfer the empanadas into a freezer bag. Frozen empanadas will keep for up to three months and can be baked straight from the freezer. Add a few extra minutes to the cooking time.
Here’s how I make ‘em!