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Hoff's Mean Green Hot Sauce

Hoff’s Cheap Eats - Empanadas with Mean Green Dipping Sauce

YIELD: Serves 2-4 People

TIME: 45 minutes


Hoff has a zesty and delicious empanada recipe perfect for Cinco de Mayo or any get-together. This tasty dish features a savory blend of ground beef, diced potatoes, and veggies wrapped in a warm, flaky biscuit crust baked to golden perfection. Dip them in a creamy and spicy sauce made with mayo and Hoff's Mean Green Hot Sauce, and you've got a winning combo that is sure to impress your family and friends. Plus, with just 45 minutes from start to finish, it's a quick and easy recipe that's sure to become a go-to favorite.


1 large russet potato, peeled and diced

2 tbsp vegetable oil

1 lb ground beef

1/2 medium onion, grated

1 small carrot, grated

1 stalk of celery, minced

2 cloves of garlic, minced

1 tsp chili powder

½ tsp ground cumin

Beef bouillon cube

1/2 cup peas

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper

1 can biscuits

1 egg yolk

½ cup + 1 tablespoon water


Boil diced potatoes for 10-15 minutes until soft.

In a pan, sauté onions, carrots, peas, celery, and garlic until lightly browned, about 1-2 minutes.

Add ground beef and water to the pan, along with chili powder, ground cumin, beef bouillon, pepper, and salt. Cook until browned.

Crack an egg into a bowl and stir to create an egg wash.

Unroll biscuit dough and flatten each one out.

Add 1-2 spoonfuls of the beef mixture to the center of the flattened dough.

Fold the dough over the mixture and pinch the edges closed to form an empanada.

Bake at 325°F for 20 minutes or until lightly golden brown.

Mean Green Dipping Sauce:

½ cup mayo

¼ cup Mean Green Hot Sauce

Cilantro (optional)


Mix together mayo and Mean Green hot sauce in a bowl

Top with cilantro for extra fresh flavor! (optional)