Argentine Empanada Recipe

Argentine Empanada is a stuffed pastry served at parties as a starter, known as the national dish of Argentina. Learn how to make/prepare Argentine Empanada by following this easy recipe.
Argentine Empanada Recipe
Difficulty Average
Rating 6.4 / 10 (5 votes)
Recipe Type Non Veg.
  • 1/2 cup Red and Green Peppers (diced)
  • ½ kg Minced Meat (beef)
  • 1 Boiled Egg (chopped)
  • ½ cup Onions (sliced)
  • ¼ cup Green Olives
  • ½ tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 cup Beef Broth
  • 3 tbsp Corn Oil
  • ¼ cup Raisins
  • 1 tbsp Paprika
  • 1 tbsp Cumin

  • For the crust
  • Egg Wash (1 egg beaten with 1 tbsp water)
  • ½ cup Cold Butter (cut into ½-inch cubes)
  • ¼ cup Granulated White Sugar
  • 3 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • ¼ cup Water (with ice cubes)
How to make Argentine Empanada:
  • Heat the oil in a large pan over medium flame. Add the sliced onions and sauté for 1-2 min.
  • Add the peppers, minced meat and broth, stir properly and simmer for a few minutes.
  • Then add green olives, some chopped boiled egg and raisins. Season the filling with salt, pepper, paprika, and cumin. Let it cool.
  • Now preheat an oven to 400 F.
  • Take a mixing bowl, combine the flour and the sugar, stir, and add in the butter pieces.
  • Blend it so that the butter is well distributed and mixture resembles semi-dry sand.
  • Pour in the water and mix well to form solid dough.
  • Now divide the dough into equal portions and roll out each portion into a circle of 4 inches diameter each.
  • Place about 2 tablespoons of the filling in the lower half of each circle of crust.
  • Brush the edges of the crust with egg wash, fold the two ends together and press the edges together with fingers.
  • Arrange the above in a greased cookie sheet. Prick surface of each Empanada with a fork to allow steam to escape.
  • Bake in the oven at 400 F for 10 minutes and then remove and brush again with the egg wash.
  • Bake for another 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Argentine Empanada is ready to be served.