Side Dishes

Tasty Authentic Empanadas

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There are many variations to Empanadas, often depending on which province in Argentina you are from, and these ones Carina's made contain beef, and Carina says this : " now you can truly find them stuffed with everything. Ham and cheese and corn (humita) are very popular. And also spinach with hard boiled egg. In Buenos Aires there are stores that only sells empanadas. Those stores have an incredible variation in the filling including " sweet" ones. The typical are quince or

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The Filling
1 1/2 lbs / 600 grams ground beef
1 1/2 lbs / 800 grams onions (I mix yellow onions and green onions)
2 garlic cloves
half a red pepper
1/3 cup Pimenton Dulce (this is an Argentinean spice- the closest here in North America is paprika)
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp nutmeg
salt pepper to taste


The Pastry:
6 Cups / 3/4 kg All Purpose flour
1 1/3 cups / 300 grams lard a room temperature
1 tsp salt
1 cup warm water
Prepare the Filling: 1. Chop and Cook the onions, garlic and peppers till soft, add the beef and cook till brown. I used butter for cooking the meat but you can use oil if you wish. When meat is brown add...
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Nutritions

Calories
61

Sodium
227mg
9% DV

Fat
1g
2% DV

Protein
1g
2% DV

Carbs
10g
3% DV

Fiber
0.2g
0% DV