The Bahama Breeze Empanadas Recipe is one of the most demanding recipes. Because of the taste, for years and years many try this at home, recreating them in their own ways. I was no exception, and luckily I have found bahama breeze copycat recipes. Guess what! This recipe was there. Let’s have a look.
How to Make a Bahama Breeze?
Making the dough perfectly, there are some techniques written here. Follow them to have the perfect one every time. Here in the filling, I have modified some spices. Also, you can use white wine instead of chicken broth. The final result was so good that I couldn’t help myself sharing this caribbean patties recipe with you.
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Bahama Breeze Ingredients
For the Caribbean Empanadas Dough:
2 cups of all-purpose flour
1/4 cup of vegetable shortening
1/4 cup of cold salted butter
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 cup of whole milk
3/4 tsp of Kosher salt
6 to 10 cups of Vegetable oil
For the filling:
1/2 lb of ground beef, not lean
1/4 cup of finely diced russet potato
1/4 cup of julienned carrot
2 tbsp of chopped yellow onion
1 tsp of finely minced parsley
1 tsp of curry powder
1/2 tsp of paprika
1/4 tsp of salt
1/8 tsp of ground cayenne pepper
2 tbsp of chicken broth
1/2 tsp of lime juice
For the seasoned sour cream
1 cup of sour cream
1/4 cup of finely diced tomato
1 tbsp. of finely chopped red onion
1 tbsp. of finely minced red bell pepper
1 tbsp. of finely chopped cilantro
1/4 tsp of salt
1/4 tsp of ground cayenne pepper
A pinch of ground cumin
Methods of Preparing Bahama Breeze Beef Empanadas Step by Step:
Step 1: First of all, you need to make the dough. So, take a large bowl out, and add 2 cups of all purpose flour and ¾ tsp of kosher salt.
Step 2: Then, add ¼ cup of vegetable shortening. Using a butter knife, cut the cold butter and place them into the flour.
Step 3: Then, pour the beaten eggs, and milk in that bowl. Using hands, knead them and form the dough, shape into a ball.
Step 4: Cover the bowl in plastic wrap. Place the bowl in the refrigerator until the filling is made.
Step 5: Now, time to make the filling. Bring out a skillet and add ½ lb of ground beef over medium heat. When they turn brown, remove from heat. Transfer to a bowl using a slotted spoon, leaving the fat in the skillet.
Step 6: Now, place ¼ cup of finely diced russet potatoes in a small saucepan. Cover with water and bring to a boil. When tender enough, drain the potatoes and place in the fat-left skillet.
Step 7: Saute with carrot and onion for 5 minutes over medium heat.
Step 8: Add the cooked ground beef back to the skillet. Then sprinkle 1 tsp of minced parsley, 1 tsp of curry powder, ½ tsp of paprika, ¼ tsp of cayenne pepper, and ¼ tsp of salt.
Step 9: Mix in the chicken broth and ½ tsp of lime juice. Simmer for 3 minutes. Then, turn off the heat and set the skillet aside.
Step 10: To prepare empanada dipping sauce sour cream, mix all the written ingredients together. Toss finely and place into the refrigerator.
Step 11: Roll the dough very thin and flat on to a lightly floured surface. Separate small tortillas with a cup of 4 ½ inches diameter.
Step 12: Put the filling into the tortillas, folding and pressing over to seal the edges. Continue this process with other little patties.
Step 13: Place the patties in a large zip top bag, and chill for 3 to 6 hours.
Step 14: In a saucepan, over medium heat, add 2 cups of oil. Fry 4 patties at a time for 5 to 7 minutes, flipping halfway.
Place the patties in the paper lined parchment. Serve with sour cream. Also, they taste great with mango salsa.
During winter time, this dish can be one of the best appetizers for family gatherings and parties. With the meaty taste of ground beef with veggies and spices, it makes the dish gravy. Also, with sour cream and apple-mango salsa, this looks like a complete dish and full of taste. Anyone will love it after having this.