Authentic Empanadas Recipe – Delicious and Easy to Make

Make your next meal special with our mouth-watering Empanadas recipe! Packed with delicious ingredients and easy to prepare, these pastries are perfect for any occasion.

Empanadas are a popular Latin American pastry that is loved worldwide. These delicious turnovers come in many different flavors, with fillings ranging from savory meats and vegetables to sweet fruits and jams. In this recipe, we will show you how to make the perfect empanadas that are easy to make and packed with flavor. Whether you are looking for a delicious appetizer or a main course for your next meal, this recipe is sure to please.


  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 cup of cold butter
  • 1/4 cup of cold water
  • 1/2 pound of ground beef
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1 egg, beaten


  1. In a large bowl, mix together the flour and salt. Cut in the cold butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Gradually add in the cold water, and mix until the dough forms a ball. Cover the dough and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  2. In a skillet, cook the ground beef and onion until the beef is browned and the onion is soft. Add in the cumin, paprika, salt, and black pepper, and cook for an additional minute. Set aside to cool.
  3. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  4. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut out circles using a cookie cutter or a cup. Spoon a small amount of the beef filling onto one half of the circle. Brush the edges with the beaten egg, and fold the dough over to form a half-moon shape. Use a fork to crimp the edges together. Repeat with the remaining dough circles and filling.
  5. Place the empanadas on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Brush the tops of the empanadas with the beaten egg. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown.

Tips and Tricks:

  • To save time, you can use pre-made pie crust instead of making the dough from scratch.
  • Experiment with different fillings, such as chicken, vegetables, or cheese.
  • Serve with a dipping sauce, such as salsa or chimichurri.


  • Baked Empanadas: Follow the recipe as written, but instead of frying the empanadas, bake them in the oven at 375°F for 20-25 minutes.
  • Fried Empanadas: Instead of baking the empanadas, fry them in hot oil until they are golden brown.

Empanadas are a delicious and versatile pastry that is easy to make at home. Whether you prefer them baked or fried, filled with meat or vegetables, this recipe is a great starting point to explore the world of empanadas. You can customize this recipe with different fillings to create the perfect empanada for any occasion. Serve them as a delicious appetizer, a hearty lunch, or even as a snack for game day.

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