Argentine Empanadas

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

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Rating:

★★★★★ 8 votes

Comments:
Serves:
10-12
Prep:
45 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Bake

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

How to Make Argentine Empanadas

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.

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About Argentine Empanadas

Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Collection: Fiesta Time!




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