Beef Empanadas

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 163.9
  • Total Fat: 7.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 18.4 mg
  • Sodium: 464.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 15.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.2 g
  • Protein: 7.8 g

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Number of Servings: 12



    * Beef chuck, 340 grams
    * Olive oil, 1 tblsp
    * Onions, raw, 1 medium
    * Garlic, 2 clove
    * Oregano, 1 tsp
    * chili powder, to taste
    *Cumin, 1 tsp
    * Raisins, 2 tblsp.
    * Green Olives, 2 tblsp pitted and quartered
    * Canned Tomatoes, 1 can


    *Organic All-Purpose White Flour, 1.75 cup
    * Salt, 2 tsp
    * Yeast, bakers, 1 cube
    * Olive Oil, 4 tbsp


brown meat in olive oil. Add the oinions and garlic and saute until fragrant and clear. Add seasonings, tomatoes, olives and raisins. Cover and cook until meat falls apart, adding liquid if necessary. A pressure cooker is especially useful.

Meanwhile proof the yeast in a .75 cups of water with a tdp of sugar. Mix with flower and olive oil and salt adding flour as necessary. Form a soft dough. Let it rise for 45 minutes. Divide into 12 pieces. Make 1/8" circles. Spoon 1 tblsp. filling into circles and fold in half, pinching shut with a fork. Bake in a 375 oven until browned.

Number of Servings: 12

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user CFUNSTEN.

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Great recipe. I'm argentinean so I leave out the raisins.
    Buy Goya or La Salteľa empanada disks instead of making the dough, it will save time.
    I never use a pressure cooker for empanadas. You may need to add more cumin and salt depending on taste. Buy 80/20 ground beef, otherwise it will be dry
    - 4/29/10

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