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


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


  • 1Sauté the onions and garlic in the oil over medium heat for 1 minute. Put the ground beef in and begin to brown.
  • 2When 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.
  • 3Fold in the eggs and potatoes and place by the spoonful into your prepared empanada dough.
  • 4Fold dough over to make a filled half circle and use a fork to press the edges together. Refrigerate uncooked empanadas for 3 hours.
  • 5Fry 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