This is a recipe my Mom has made, specially in September (Chilean independence’s day) ever since I can remember, I LOVE empanadas!
So now that my Mom is here in California we decided to make them together, I’ve cook Empanadas for my Hubby before, but there’s something so awesome about cooking with my Mom 🙂
So now I’m sharing our recipe with all of you, we did all the conversions and replaced the ingredients to cook them in California. So get your ingredients together because this is not just fun, is SOOO YUMMY!
- 1 pound of ground beef
- 6 small yellow onions
- 8 boiled eggs
- 1 can of black olives
- 2 tablespoons of garlic
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- Salt / Pepper / Paprika / Oregano
- Raisins (If you want, I don't like them in my Empanadas tho)
- 5 cups of all-purpose flour
- 5 eggs
- 1 cup shortening
- 1 tablespoon of salt
- 3/4 cup of warm water
FILLING: Start getting ready by boiling the eggs, and chopping the onions
Cook the ground beef with olive oil, garlic, salt, paprika, pepper and oregano at slow temperature. Once it’s completely cook, add the chopped onions and cook high temperature for 5 minutes, after that set on low temperature until onions are cook and mix is juicy.
Slice eggs and pour olives on a bowl, all the fillings are ready!
Melt the shortening at low temperature
On the mixer pour the flour, salt, eggs, water and melted crisco
Mix until dough is soft, separate in little balls
Set you work area, roll the dough and fill.
After filling run you finger with warm water on the edge so the empanada is sealed.
Press carefully and cut the extra.
you can close them the way you want , but I listed here the instructions for my favorite, they just look so cute!
We also close some with just folding the edges
After they are all done we brush the top with egg yolk so they look more glittery and brown.
All ready to go to the oven! We cook them for about 30 to 45 min depending on the size at 350°
and here they are all ready!, steamy and YUMMY!
So what better way to enjoy them then with the in-laws and my Mom! Pisco Sour, a good glass of Red wine, pebre and salad, my perfect dinner <3
Let me know if you have any questions!