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Beef Empanadas

Ingredients
  Egg 5 Medium
  Olive oil 3 Tablespoon
  Onion 1⁄2 Medium
  Garlic 4 Clove (20 gm)
  Red bell pepper 1⁄2 Medium, roasted
  Parsley 1 Teaspoon (this is 1 sprig)
  Tomato 2 Medium
  Beef 3 1⁄3 Pound
  Cumin powder 1 Teaspoon
  Cayenne pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Oregano 1 Teaspoon
  Paprika 1 Teaspoon
  Beef boullion 1 Teaspoon (this is 1 cube)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1 Teaspoon
  Nutmeg 1⁄2 Teaspoon, ground
  Capers 3 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat oven at 400 degrees F.

MAKING
2. In a pan, take 4 eggs.
3. Cover it with water and put it on high heat. Bring it to a boil.
4. In a sauté pan, add 3 tablespoons of olive oil.
5. Chop onion and garlic cloves.
6. Add it to the oil and sauté it. Mix it well and reduce flame to medium.
7. Chop half of roasted red pepper, a sprig of parsley leaves and tomatoes.
8. Check on eggs. If they are boiling reduce heat and cook for another 15 minutes.
9. Add beef to the onion and garlic mixture.
10. Add cumin, cayenne pepper, oregano, paprika, beef bouillon, salt, pepper, ground nutmeg. Mix it well. Increase flame and cook for 10 minutes.
11. After 10 minutes, add capers, red peppers, parsley and tomatoes.
12. Cook for 2 minutes. Remove from flame and let it rest for 20 minutes.
13. Eggs should be done by now. Remove from heat and peel it.
14. Crack the egg on a hard surface and gently remove the outer shell.
15. Cut eggs into strips.
16. Separate empanada disks and lay it on a clean surface.
17. Top it with egg and meat.
18. Use an empanada disk to press and seal empanada or use your fingers to fold and press.
19. Spray oil on baking sheets.
20. Place raw empanadas on a cooking sheet.
21. Break one egg into a bowl. Beat it and use it as an egg wash to brush the empanada.
22. Bake it at 400 degrees F for 22 minutes. Your golden crispy empanadas are ready to serve.

SERVING
23. Serve golden crispy Beef Empanadas with a sauce of your choice.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Spanish
Course: 
Snack
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Beef
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
65 Minutes
Ready In: 
75 Minutes
Servings: 
20
In a mood to cook an appetizing snack, try making Beef Empanadas. This dish is made up of a crescent shaped pastry with a filling which can be fried or baked. You can use a variety of filling here, from cheese to seafood. The choice is yours!

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Sandrita's picture
Yummy