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Kids’ Maspanadas Beef Empanadas

Kids’ Maspanadas Beef Empanadas

+ Snack: Apple “Nachos” with PB Chocolate Sauce

Empanadas—Latin American meat pies—are perfectly portable and great fuel for kiddos at home, school, and beyond! These heat-and-eat hand pies are filled with gently seasoned beef and vegetables, and baked to golden perfection. Serve them with chips and salsa, carrots, and orange slices for a tasty meal. But what about snacktime? We’ve included all the fixins for irresistible apple “nachos!” You’ll drizzle a pile of juicy sliced apples with a peanut butter-swirled chocolate sauce and tangy yogurt. Sprinkle with chocolate chips, then watch them get gobbled up (or stash in the fridge and serve later). Yup, we’re thinking outside the lunchbox!

This recipe is designed to provide lunch and snack components for multiple days. For each lunch and snack meal, 3 servings and 6 servings are provided for a 2 person and 4 person box respectively. Nutrition information under the Nutrition Values section below is for the lunch portion. The following nutrition information is for 1 serving of the snack meal: Calories: 350, Fat: 17g, Sat. Fat: 8g, Chol: 10mg, Sodium: 45mg, Carbs: 44g, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 34g, Protein: 4g. Download the nutrition labels to see final nutrition information for both lunch and snack components.

Lunch + Snacks
Calorie Smart
Easy Prep

Produced in a facility that processes eggs, milk, fish, peanuts, sesame, shellfish, soy, tree nuts, and wheat.

Total Time20 minutes
Prep Time5 minutes


serving amount

1 unit

Maspanadas Beef Empanadas

(Contains Wheat)

1.5 ounce

Blue Corn Tortilla Chips

(Contains Sesame)

12 ounce

Pico de Gallo

6 ounce


1 unit


1 unit


1 unit

Granny Smith Apple

1.15 ounce

Peanut Butter

(Contains Peanuts)

2 tablespoon


(Contains Milk)

3 ounce

Semisweet Chocolate Chips

(Contains Soy)

2 teaspoon


Not included in your delivery

1 tablespoon


(Contains Milk)



Nutrition Values

/ per serving
Calories300 kcal
Fat9 g
Saturated Fat1 g
Carbohydrate46 g
Sugar13 g
Dietary Fiber5 g
Protein7 g
Cholesterol15 mg
Sodium800 mg
Due to the different suppliers we purchase our products from, nutritional facts per meal can vary from the website to what is received in the delivered box, depending on your region.


Paper Towel
Medium Bowl
Plastic Wrap
Small Bowl
Parchment Paper



• Wash and dry produce. • Halve orange; slice widthwise into ½-inch-thick half-moons. Trim, peel, and cut carrots into sticks (like fries; ours were 3 inches long and 1⁄3 inch thick).

Warm Empanadas

• Working in batches if necessary, place empanadas on a large plate in a single layer. Cover with a damp paper towel. Microwave until warmed through, 1½-2 minutes. Carefully remove. • AIR FRYER ALTERNATIVE: Working in batches if necessary, coat an air fryer basket with cooking spray; arrange empanadas in a single layer in basket. Coat tops with cooking spray. Air fry at 375 degrees until golden brown, turning halfway through, 10-12 minutes.

Serve or Stash Lunch

• To serve: Divide empanadas between plates. Serve with tortilla chips, pico de gallo, carrots, and orange slices on the side. • To stash: Let empanadas cool completely. Refrigerate empanadas, tortilla chips, pico de gallo, carrots, and orange slices in separate containers and pack as desired!

Make Snack

• Halve, core, and thinly slice apples. • Place peanut butter, honey, half the chocolate chips, and 1 TBSP butter (2 TBSP for 6 servings) in a medium microwave-safe bowl; cover with plastic wrap. Microwave until peanut butter is softened and chocolate chips are melted, 30-45 seconds. Add a pinch of salt. Whisk until smooth and combined. • In a small bowl, combine yogurt and 1 tsp water (1½ tsp for 6) until smooth. • Fan out apple slices on a large parchment-lined plate (it’s OK if they overlap!). Drizzle with as much PB-chocolate sauce and yogurt as you like (it’s normal for the chocolate sauce to harden slightly as it cools). Sprinkle remaining chocolate chips over top and serve.

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