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Argentinian Beef Empanadas

"My family loves these juicy meat pies with raisins, chopped olives, and hard-boiled eggs. This recipe is always a hit."
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Ingredients

1 h 25 m servings 823 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings (16 empanadas)

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  1. Set racks in upper and lower thirds of oven, and preheat to 450 degrees F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Cook beef in a large, heavy skillet over medium-high heat, stirring and breaking up lumps, until no longer pink, 4 to 5 minutes. Transfer beef to a small bowl with a slotted spoon, and pour off grease from skillet. Melt butter in skillet and saute onions and green onion, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 5 minutes. Return beef to skillet and stir in hard-boiled eggs, olives, raisins, cumin, salt, and pepper. Transfer mixture to a shallow bowl and chill until cooled, 10 to 20 minutes.
  3. Unfold 1 pastry sheet, keeping remaining chilled, onto a lightly floured surface, dust lightly with flour, and roll out into a 12-inch square. Cut 4 (5 1/2-inch) rounds from pastry. Brush a 1/2-inch border around edges of 1 round with water, using a small brush or fingertip. Spoon about 3 tablespoons of filling onto half of round. Fold other half over filling and press edges together firmly. Crimp edges with a fork and transfer to one of prepared baking sheets. Repeat with 3 remaining rounds. Form 12 more empanadas in same manner with remaining pastry and filling, arranging them about 1 1/2 inches apart on baking sheets.
  4. Brush tops of empanadas with beaten egg. Bake, switching position of sheets halfway through, until golden brown, about 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 823 calories; 57.2 g fat; 61.4 g carbohydrates; 16.6 g protein; 102 mg cholesterol; 687 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

These are wonderful and so easy to make. I leave out the raisins (because I don't like cooked raisins) and use a mix of green and black olives. My 11-year-old daughter enjoys making them for the...

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I do think the filling can do with more seasoning.

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I do think the filling can do with more seasoning.

These are wonderful and so easy to make. I leave out the raisins (because I don't like cooked raisins) and use a mix of green and black olives. My 11-year-old daughter enjoys making them for the...

Good filling! It could use some more spices i think.

I added a bit more seasoning and threw in some minced garlic in with the meat. They turned out really good.

I followed the recipe, except omitted raisins and olives so Mr Wonderful would eat it. As others mentioned, it needed more seasoning. My experiment turned out quite dry. I think next time I migh...

I boosted the black pepper to 1/2 teaspoon, and it was great.