Empanadas de Carne Recipe

Empanadas de Carne

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


  • 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! 


  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.


  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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