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Beef Empanadas


Recipe Info

  • Servings : 6
  • Cook Time : 35m
  • Ready In : 35m


  • 2 tbsps olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 500g lean beef mince
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 1⁄2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1⁄2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tomatoes, finely diced
  • 2 x 375g pack puff pastry
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 220°C. Heat the oil over a medium heat. Add the onion and cook for 3-4 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add the mince and cook until browned.

Step 2

Add the pepper, cumin and paprika; stir and cook for 1 minute. Add the tomatoes and cook for 3-4 minutes. Season and remove from the heat and allow to cool.

Step 3

Roll the pastry out flat. Using a 9cm round pastry cutter, or a plate, cut out 24 discs of pastry.

Step 4

Put 1 tablespoon of filling on 1 half of the pastry circle. Brush the edge with egg, fold over and use a fork to seal the edges. Brush with egg and put on a baking tray. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve with your preferred sauce. Delicious warm or cold.

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