Argentine Empanadas

Katie Nichols

By
@knichols5895

Very tasty finger food and appetizer. It's not that spicy so don't worry about that at all.


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Serves:

10-12

Prep:

45 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Bake

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
These really do make for a terrific appetizer for any occasion. We especially enjoyed the strong cumin flavor... yum!

TIP: Make sure to roll the crust thin in order to avoid a doughy taste.

Ingredients

1 Tbsp
olive oil
1/4
onion, chopped
1
clove garlic, minced
1/2 lb
extra lean ground beef
1/4 bunch
cilantro, minced
1/2
red bell pepper, diced
1/8 tsp
cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp
ground cumin
1 Tbsp
tomato sauce
1 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
black pepper
1
tomato, diced

EMPANADA PASTRY

2 c
all-purpose flour
1 tsp
baking powder
1/4 tsp
onion salt
2/3 c
vegetable shortening (crisco)
1/2 c
ice water

EGG GLAZE

1
beaten egg yolk
1 Tbsp
water

Directions Step-By-Step

1
To make dough: Mix all of the dough ingredients together until it forms into a dough. Set aside.
2
Heat the oil in a medium-sized skillet; saute the chopped onion and minced garlic until they are soft.
3
Break up the ground beef and add it to the pan; cook until the beef is no longer pink.
4
Add all the remaining ingredients, except the tomato; cook for about 2 minutes longer and shut off the heat.
5
Stir in the tomato and taste for seasonings; add more salt and pepper as desired.
6
Adjust oven racks to positions #2 and #4; preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
7
Roll out half of the dough on a lightly floured pastry board to 1/8" thickness.
8
Cut with a 4" inch round cookie cutter which has been dipped in flour. Place a heaping spoonful of filling in the middle of each circle.
9
Brush the rims of the dough circles with the egg glaze; fold half the doug over the filling and crimp the edges together with the tines of a fork.
10
Place each empanada on a greased baking sheet and brush the tops with the egg glaze. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American