Saturday, July 27, 2013

Beef Empanada

When I was a kid I loved empanada so much, every time my mom go to town I always tell her to bring empanada when she comes back. Now, I am craving for it so I made some and here is the recipe.

10 empanada wrapper( I bought the ready to use at the market)
1/4 kilo beef
3 cloves garlic (minced)
1 small onion (minced)
2 hard boiled eggs

1. Saute garlic and onion, add the ground beef and simmer until cooked then set aside.
2.Chopped the eggs and mix with the beef mixture. Mix well.
3. In the empanada wrapper put the filling ( beef mixture) then sealed properly so that it will not pop when we fry it.
4. In a pan heat the oil, and deep fry the empanada until it’s done.
5. Serve it with your favorite drinks.

Recipe for the wrapper
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons oil or olive oil
1 cup of warm water (about 250 ml)
1 level teaspoon of salt

Place the flour in a bowl add the warm water and the oil slowly then stir the salt and mix well.
Knead the dough until it is very firm then leave it rest for 45 minutes.
Flatten the dough with a rolling pin until you reach the desired thickness of the wrapper.
Fill the dough with the filling then fry.


  1. thank you for the recipe

  2. Can I bake this instead? If so, what's the oven temperature and how long?
    Will the dough taste flaky and semi-soft (after baking)?
    Or, do you have another dough recipe just for baking?
    Thanks, Mely.

  3. Where fo you buy tge wrapper? Do they have it at any american supermarket? What the name?


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