Saturday, April 13, 2013

Beef Empanadas

Last week I gave you a recipe for Proscuitto and Fig Empanadas and this week I am giving you a recipe for Beef Empanadas.  These are also really easy, not as easy as last weeks recipe, but still pretty simple to make.  I made these with my friend Wanda also.  It was a day of cooking, which is always fun, especially with a good friend.

Beef Empanadas


2 Pillsbury thin pizza crust
2 lbs ground beef
1 onion chopped
5 cloves of garlic chopped
2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground oregano
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
2 TB oil
5 small red, purple, and yellow fingerling potatoes, boiled, then cubed
2 hard boiled eggs, cubed
chopped cilantro
grated cheese (I used colby jack)


1.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees and spray a baking sheet with non stick cooking spray.

2.  Unroll your pizza dough on a large cutting board.

3.  I used a small 5 1/2 to 6 inch saucepan lid to cut circles of dough for the empanadas   I got 4 circles of dough from each pizza crust.  (There is quite a bit of waste, you could probably rework the dough and get more circles)

4.  Heat your oil in a large skillet.

5.  Then add your onion and cook until translucent over medium heat.

6.  Next add you garlic, ground cumin, oregano, salt and pepper and cook for a minute.

7.  Add your ground beef and break it up while you are cooking it.

8.  Once beef is cooked you can start stuffing your empanadas.

9.  Start by putting a few tablespoons of your ground beef on 1/2 of your dough.

10.  Then add some egg, potato, cheese, and cilantro.

 11.  Then fold the other half of dough over the meat mixture and roll the edges so that they are sealed. (Make sure they are sealed well so that nothing leaks out of the dough while cooking)

12.  Bake in the oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned.

13.  Serve immediately or remove from pan and place on racks to cool

Makes 8 medium sized empanadas

I hope that you like our little tour of Argentinian Empanadas.  Next week we will have Chorizo Empanadas, and then the next week I have a recipe for Banana and Dulce de Leche Empanadas for desert.  Have a great week and I always love hearing from you.

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  1. That looks scrumptious!! I have pinned it to try soon!!

    Have a great weekend!

  2. Thanks for sharing at Saturday Dishes. Pinned to the party board ~ Paula

  3. YUM! This looks so good! Thanks ladies for sharing with us on The Busy Bee's party! We appreciate you linking up with us!
    Have a great day!
    Joye & Myrna
    The Busy Bee's


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