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.
Produced in a facility that processes eggs, milk, fish, peanuts, sesame, shellfish, soy, tree nuts, and wheat.
Maspanadas Beef Empanadas
Blue Corn Tortilla Chips
Pico de Gallo
Granny Smith Apple
Semisweet Chocolate Chips
Not included in your delivery
• 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).
• 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.
• 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!
• 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.