Empanadas de Carne Recipe

Empanadas de Carne

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Ingredients

EMPANADA DOUGH:

  • 2 C Flour
  • 1/3 C Lard
  • 2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • Salt
  • Warm Water

EMPANADA FILLING:

  • 0.5 kg Ground Beef
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Green bell peper
  • 2 cloves of Garlic
  • Parsley
  • Cumin
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 2-3 Hard boiled Eggs

How to make Empanadas de Carne


A recipe from Paraguay-- Empanadas de Carne. What are Empanadas? Basically, it's a big, fried (or baked) foldover/dumpling/stuffed pastry. Empanadas aren't really from Paraguay... you see them in tons of spanish-influenced/latin american countries. They come in a variety of flavors, but the most popular ones in Paraguay would probably be Empanads de carne (beef), pollo (chicken), choclo (corn), or jamón y queso (ham and cheese). My favorite would be the beef and tah-dah, here it is! 

EMPANADA DOUGH:

  1. Mix together the Flour + Salt + Baking Powder.
  2. Cut in the Lard and pinch it with your fingers until it resembles coarse crumbs (like making a pie).
  3. Add in warm water until it the dough comes together.
  4. Knead until it forms a smooth ball.
  5. Cut the dough into 12 pieces.
  6. Roll the individual pieces out and cut into 12cm circles.
  7. Make more with leftover dough.

EMPANADA DE CARNE:

  1. Cook the ground beef with onions, green pepper, and garlic.
  2. Add Parsley + Cumin (i use a lot of both...especially Cumin!)
  3. Season with Salt + Pepper.
  4. When done, chop the eggs and gently mix it into the meat .
  5. Spoon the meat mixture onto the dough and fold it up. Press down the edges with a fork.
  6. Deep fry until golden brown or bake them. (when baking, brush the top with eggs.)
  • aberweger
    aberweger says

    oh i'd love to eat this for lunch today!!

  • CertifiedEater
    CertifiedEater says

    Oh wow...that is beyond amazing. Oh and, you're rather cute. P.S. No, I'm not a lesbian. I just appreciate beauty when I see it.

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