Beef Empanada Filling

Raven Higheagle


A hearty filling for your empanadas. First make the empanada dough, then fill it with this family recipe for beef empanadas and enjoy. Empanadas make great appetizers and finger foods for a meal on the go.


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Serves 6 to 8
15 Min
20 Min
Deep Fry


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  • 2 lb
    ground beef
  • 2 small
    potatoes, diced into one inch cubes and boiled until soft
  • 1 medium
    onion, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 5 clove
    garlic, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1/4 c
    green olives, finely chopped
  • 1 large
    eggs, hard boiled, coarsely chopped
  • 1 c
    beef broth
  • 1/2 c
    raisins, soaked in warm water for 1 hour (optional)
  • 1 tsp

How to Make Beef Empanada Filling


  1. Sauté the onions and garlic in the oil over medium heat for 1 minute. Put the ground beef in and begin to brown.
  2. When the beef is cooked through, add in the broth, green olives, raisins and bring to a simmer. Let the liquid reduce until it's almost gone.
  3. Fold in the eggs and potatoes and place by the spoonful into your prepared empanada dough.
  4. Fold dough over to make a filled half circle and use a fork to press the edges together. Refrigerate uncooked empanadas for 3 hours.
  5. Fry in 350 degree oil for 6-7 minutes or until golden brown.

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About Beef Empanada Filling

Course/Dish: Beef, Savory Pies
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tags: For Kids, Healthy

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