Serve this empanada pie with a salad, hard-boiled eggs, salsa or sour cream, and shredded Mexican cheese (optional).

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr
additional:
25 mins
total:
1 hr 40 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 9-inch pie
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place onion in a food processor and process to a medium chop. Use a garlic press to add garlic to the chopped onion.

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  • Preheat a saute pan over medium-high heat. Add oil, onion, and garlic to the hot pan. Reduce heat to medium and saute until golden, about 5 minutes.

  • Place mushrooms in the food processor and process to a medium dice. Stir into the onion mixture and cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Meanwhile, process olives to a fine mince and set aside.

  • Add oregano, paprika, cumin, red pepper flakes, and pepper to the pan; cook and stir until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Crumble in ground beef and cook, breaking up with a spoon or spatula, until thoroughly browned, 5 to 8 minutes. Stir in olives. Remove from heat and cool for 20 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Spray a 9-inch pie plate with cooking spray. Line the plate with 1 pie crust.

  • Carefully spoon the cooled beef mixture into the crust. Press the second crust on top. Slice air vents in the top crust.

  • Beat egg and water together in a small bowl. Brush egg wash thoroughly over the complete surface of the pie.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until crust is golden brown, 45 to 50 minutes. Let cool for 5 to 10 minutes before cutting and serving.

Nutrition Facts

441 calories; protein 16.6g; carbohydrates 26.6g; fat 29.9g; cholesterol 55.9mg; sodium 427.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 3 stars
03/13/2020
I added 2 chopped jalepenos, an 8 oz can of tomato sauce and salt. I also used 2 frozen 9” pie crusts that I let thaw for 15 minutes to make it easier. It was done in 30 minutes. I think substituting chopped black olives for the Kalamata olives would be interesting. All in all, it was still just okay. It wasn’t worth the hour that it took just getting it together before baking. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/25/2020
Like a pasty, it was very dry. Seasonings were ok, but this recipe needs a binder and something that adds a little moisture, possibly tomatoes. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
03/13/2020
I added 2 chopped jalepenos, an 8 oz can of tomato sauce and salt. I also used 2 frozen 9” pie crusts that I let thaw for 15 minutes to make it easier. It was done in 30 minutes. I think substituting chopped black olives for the Kalamata olives would be interesting. All in all, it was still just okay. It wasn’t worth the hour that it took just getting it together before baking. Read More
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