Beef Empanadas with Olives and Raisins


Super tasty, sweet, and salty beef empanadas from my mom's recipe.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
20 empanadas


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, or to taste

  • 1 medium sweet onion, diced

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic, or more to taste

  • 1 ½ pounds ground beef

  • 1 pinch ground paprika, or to taste

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 large hard-cooked eggs, chopped

  • 2 large egg yolks, beaten

  • ½ cup pimiento-stuffed green olives, chopped

  • ½ cup raisins

  • 1 sprig fresh parsley

  • 20 pieces empanada pastry discs


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Saute onion and garlic in the hot oil until soft, about 5 minutes. Add ground beef, paprika, salt, and pepper; cook and stir until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer mixture to a mixing bowl.

  3. Mix hard-boiled eggs, olives, raisins, and parsley into the meat mixture.

  4. Using a spoon or your fingers, take a little of the ground beef mixture and place it in the middle of the dough discs. Fold the disc over and crimp the edges on both sides with the fork, leaving an indentation in the dough. Coat the outsides of the empanadas with egg yolk using a brush and place on a flat baking sheet.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until the shells are somewhat browned, 24 to 28 minutes. Let cool for at least 15 minutes before enjoying.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

424 Calories
18g Fat
48g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 424
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 126mg 42%
Sodium 649mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 48g 18%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 6mg 31%
Calcium 32mg 2%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 259mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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