Argentinean Empanadas
115 mins (prep 75, cooking 40)
17 ingredients
15-20 servings
Empanadas are very popular as a street food in South America. Essentially, it is a crescent-shaped pastry with a filling, which may vary greatly by region or preference. Empanadas can be fried or baked, and may use a variety of fillings from meat or seafood to fruit or cheese. While this recipe uses the filling most popular in Buenos Aires, you can fill an empanada with virtually anything you please, so experiment!Tip: A recipe for empanada dough is given here, but they can be found in the frozen pastry section of many specialty or Hispanic groceries. If you are in a rush or just feeling lazy, frozen puff pastry can serve as an adequate substitute.Note: To the reviewer who said the flavor did not seem authentic, you probably haven't had meat empanadas from Argentina then! I am Argentine, and the ground beef empanadas you find there *always* have cumin. Other cultures may have different fillings.

Categories:  side-dish , ground-beef , poultry , beef , taste~mood , kosher , brown-bag , <-4-hours , time-to-make , food-gift , lunch~snacks , kid-friendly , peruvian , argentinean , meat , south-american , number-of-servings , to-go... , turkey , savory , chilean , picnic ,
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Serving Size (48.87 g)
Servings 15
Amount per Serving
Calories 173.42 Calories from Fat 109.62
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12.18g 281.03%
Saturated Fat 6.42g 481.74%
Trans Fat 0.39g %
Cholesterol 25.43mg 127.17%
Sodium 477.02mg 298.14%
Total Carbohydrate 14.52g 72.58%
Dietary Fiber 0.98 g 58.99%
Sugars 1.13 g %
Protein 2.02g 60.69%
Vitamin A 358.01IU% Vitamin C 0.19mg%
Calcium 14.85mg% Iron 0.87mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
cold water, ground beef, hard-boiled eggs, large, ground cumin, chili pepper flakes, salt and pepper