Friday, June 11, 2021

Mama T's Empanada Recipe

Our family favorite empanadas! (click to see the IG reel)

I buy these pre-made empanada dough shells at my local Walmart and at some smaller markets in the area. I keep them in the freezer and always have them on hand for these yummy beef empanadas! 

These can be made with left over chilli (yup) or left over ground beef from taco Tuesday! 

The recipe for the beef stuffing can really be anything you like. Mine is always different depending on what I have around. I actually use Ground Veal most the time. Some ingredients I do love in the mixture would be, cumin, paprika, adobe seasoning, cilantro diced potato and black beans. (Be sure to drain excess liquid) I like to make the filling the day before and refrigerate the mixture over night or at least a few hours so you can scoop in the shells cold. 

Once we have the filling ready and dough thawed , we can stuff them! 

Ingredients for my empanadas 

Beef or Veal Filling

Empanada dough 

Cheese (marble or mozzarella, monetary Jack is yum too, really any you like, experiment)

Boiled eggs (cut them up to bite size)

Olives (I usually use the small stuffed ones but I only had these sliced ones today) 


Baking sheet and parchment paper 

Preheat oven 400F

Follow these steps! 

Scoop beef mixture

Add cheese

Add a piece of boiled egg 

Add some olives 

Brush edges with egg wash and use a fork to press down the edges. 

Brush the full empanadas with egg wash. 

Put them in the oven for 25min or until golden brown 

These are soo good! My family eats these all up! You can put anything in them really!

I also made some stuffed with hot salami and cheese! 

I usually make extra  and freeze some for easy lunches, just pop them in the microwave or toaster oven. 


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