Honestly, these are empanada impostors. Authentic empanadas typically come stuffed with raisins, boiled egg, and sometimes green olives. Mine are really more like carne asada taco pockets. However these beef empanadas with avocado cream sauce were the highlight of our culinary week.
I hope I don’t offend anyone by using the term loosely, but “empanadas” is such a fun word to say. It just rolls off the tongue easier than “Mexican spiced meat pockets”.