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Sunday, 15 September 2013

Empanadas De Carne


Empanadas De Carne ~ Simple Food

Empanadas De Carne

Gorgeous parcels of spicy ground beef with olives and raisins.
I must confess though, for the pastry I cheated.
I used shop bought shortcrust pastry and mixed in the curry powder and turmeric, and guess what!! 
It turned out great.

For 6 good sized pastries you will need;

The Pastry

2 teaspoons – Curry Powder
1 teaspoon – Turmeric
450Gm readymade Shortcrust Pastry
130 Ml water


The Filling

30 Ml– Olive Oil
1 – Medium Onion (finely chopped)
Empanadas De Carne ~ Simple Food

2 cloves – Garlic (crushed)
230 Gm – Lean Ground Beef
2 tablespoons – Tomato Paste
1 ½ teaspoons – Dried Oregano
1 teaspoon – Salt
½ teaspoon – Chilli Powder
½ teaspoon – Paprika
½ teaspoon – Ground Cumin
½ teaspoon – Cinnamon
¼ teaspoon – Ground White Pepper
¾ cup – Chopped Pimiento-Stuffed Green Olives
½ cup - Raisins
Oil for frying

Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan on a medium heat and add the onion, gently fry for about 10 minutes until soft.

Empanadas De Carne ~ Simple Food

Now add the garlic and cook for 3 minutes.
Crumble in the beef and cook on a medium to high heat to brown.

Empanadas De Carne ~ Simple Food

Stir in the tomato paste, oregano, salt, chilli powder, paprika, cumin, cinnamon and pepper then blend well.

Empanadas De Carne ~ Simple Food

Stir in the olives and raisins simmer for 5 minutes and transfer to a bowl to cool.

Empanadas De Carne ~ Simple Food

Cover and place in the fridge.

Mix the curry powder and turmeric into the dry pastry mix, add the water and mix into dough.

Empanadas De Carne ~ Simple Food
Empanadas De Carne ~ Simple Food






Empanadas De Carne ~ Simple Food

Lightly dust a board with flour and roll out to about ½ an inch thick

Empanadas De Carne ~ Simple Food

Cut out 3 inch discs (I used a pint glass) then roll them to about 6 inches circular.
Put about 2 tablespoons of filling near the bottom edge and fold the pastry over, wet the edge with water and press the edges together and finish it off with a fork.

Empanadas De Carne ~ Simple Food

Empanadas De Carne ~ Simple Food







Heat about 1 inch of oil in a large frying pan and fry your empanadas for about 5 minutes each side on a medium to high heat.

Empanadas De Carne ~ Simple Food



Cool for 5 minutes and serve 

Empanadas De Carne ~ Simple Food