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Traditional Beef Empanadas

Empanadas are a popular staple in Argentine cuisine. They are easy to make, convenient to eat either at home, a gathering or on the go.

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Traditional Beef Empanadas

Traditional Beef Empanadas

Empanadas are a popular staple in Argentine cuisine. They are easy to make, convenient to eat either at home, a gathering or on the go.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: argentine
Keyword: argentine, beef, empandas

Ingredients

For the Dough:

  • Round puff pastry sheets

For the Filling:

  • 2 tablespoons Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 Eggs, boiled and chopped
  • 2 pounds Ground Beef or finely-chopped beef shoulder
  • 2 medium-sized brown onions, chopped
  • 2 medium-sized red bell peppers chopped and seeded
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sweet Paprika
  • 1/2 cup Green Olives, chopped and pitted

Instructions

  • Season meat with salt and pepper.
  • Heat a skillet with a tablespoon of olive oil.
  • Add onions and cook at low heat until translucent.
  • Add chopped red pepper, cumin and paprika and sugar, cook for several minutes.
  • Remove mixture from the skillet and set aside in a bowl.
  • Add tablespoon of olive oil to the skillet and transfer seasoned meat.
  • Cook for until browned, occasionally breaking up ground lumps.
  • Once the meat is cooked, stir in onion & pepper mixture.
  • Remove from heat and let sit until cool.
  • Preheat oven to 375° and take out dough to temper at room temperature for 15 minutes.
  • Once the filling has cooled, add olives and boiled egg. Mix well.
  • Arrange dough rounds on a non-stick work surface.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of filling to each round.
  • With finger or brush, brush water around the edge of the dough rounds.
  • Fold rounds over the filling and pinch edges to close.
  • Repeat with each round.
  • Transfer empanadas onto a parchment-paper lined oven tray.
  • Place in the oven and bake until golden brown for about 20 minutes. Rotate empanadas half way through.
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