These small pastry pockets are filled with spicy beef and vegetables.


1/4 pound ground round beef

1 teaspoon olive oil

3 tablespoons onion, chopped

3 tablespoons green pepper, chopped

1 garlic clove, minced

1 tablespoon capers


2 tablespoons ketchup

1/2 teaspoon hot sauce

1/4 teaspoon dried cilantro leaves

1/8 teaspoon salt

1 package wonton wrappers, usually found in produce section

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Preheat oven to 400┬░Saute beef in olive oil in a small skillet until cooked, stirring to crumble. Drain on a paper towel. Using the same pan, saute onion, pepper and garlic until tender. Add beef and heat. Stir in remaining ingredients except wonton wrappers.Spoon 1 tablespoon of filling onto each wrapper. Moisten edges of wrapper with water. Fold over filling to form a triangle. Press edges tightly together to seal.Spray baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.Place empanaditas on prepared sheet and brush tops lightly with olive oil.Bake for 8 minutes or until lightly browned.Yields: approx. 18 appetizers