Argentine Empanadas Recipe @pinch

An easy recipe for homemade empanadas. Seriously, anyone can make these terrific appetizers. The crust is perfectly flaky. Inside is a mixture of ground beef, onion, garlic, and seasonings. It is a savory filling with a hint of sweetness and spice. Simply delicious! Very tasty finger food and appetizer. It is not that spicy so don't worry about that at all.

argentine empanadas
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Recipe Cuisine: American Recipe Category: Beef Yield: 6 Servings
Ingredients :
  • 1 tablespoon(s) olive oil
  • 1/4 - onion, chopped
  • 1 clove(s) garlic, minced
  • 1/2 pound(s) extra lean ground beef
  • 1/4 bunch(es) cilantro, minced
  • 1/2 - red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/8 teaspoon(s) cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon(s) tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) black pepper
  • 1 - tomato, diced
  • 2 cup(s) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon(s) baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) onion salt
  • 2/3 cup(s) vegetable shortening (crisco)
  • 1/2 cup(s) ice water
  • 1 - beaten egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon(s) water
Intructions :
  • To make the dough: Mix all of the dough ingredients together until it forms into a dough. Set aside
  • Heat the oil in a medium-sized skillet; saute the chopped onion and minced garlic until they are soft
  • Break up the ground beef and add it to the pan; cook until the beef is no longer pink
  • Add all the remaining ingredients, except the tomato. Cook for about 2 minutes longer and shut off the heat
  • Stir in the tomato and taste for seasonings; add more salt and pepper as desired
  • Adjust oven racks to positions #2 and #4; preheat oven to 400 degrees F
  • Roll out half of the dough on a lightly floured pastry board to 1/8 thickness
  • Cut with a 4 inch round cookie cutter which has been dipped in flour. Place a heaping spoonful of filling in the middle of each circle
  • Brush the rims of the dough circles with the egg glaze. Fold half the dough over the filling and crimp the edges together with the tines of a fork
  • Place each empanada on a greased baking sheet and brush the tops with the egg glaze. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.

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