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Beef Empanadas

  • Preparation Time: 30 mins
  • Serves: 3-4
  • Cooking Time: 20 mins
  • Ready Time: 50 mins
  • Cooking Method: Roasting
  • Difficulty: easy

500gm Beef Mince
1 bunch spring onion, finely sliced
1 onion, finely chopped
2 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp chilli flakes
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp paprika
100gm olives, pitted and roughly chopped
A pinch of salt
A pinch of black pepper

3 sheets short crust pastry
1 egg, whisked

Preheat the oven to 200°C
Heat oil in a pan, add onion and spices and cook over a medium heat for 5 minutes.
Add minced beef and stir until browned.
Add olives and season to taste with salt and pepper, before leaving to cool.

Cut rounds out of the pastry with a medium-size circle cutter.
Place 2 tablespoons of the beef mixture in the centre of each circle, discarding excess liquid to prevent pastry becoming soggy.
Brush the edge of the disc with a little egg.
Fold pastry in half over the filling and press the borders with a fork or fingers to seal tightly.
Place the empanadas on a baking tray lined with baking paper.
Brush each with remaining egg and then cook for 15-20 minutes.!

Serve with a green salad and hot sauce! Delicious!

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