Empanadas Argentinas


  • 1 pound of lean ground beef (500 grams)
  • 1 pound of chopped yellow onions (500 grams)
  • 2 Tsp of butter
  • 2 Tsp of corn oil
  • 1/4 cup of raising
  • 1/4 cup of chopped green olives
  • 2 hard boiled eggs
  • 4 chopped spring onions, only the green part
  • 2 1/2 of aji molido (ground red dry spicy peppers)
  • 1/2 Tsp sweet and hot paprika
  • 2 1/2 Tsp Ground Cumin
  • Salt & Pepper to Taste


  1. Heat the corn oil with the butter in a large frying pan with a heavy bottom. Sauteed the onion until they are transparent. 
  2. Add the ground beef and cook over medium high heat, stirring often. Add the raising.  Season with salt and pepper. 
  3. Add spices, and pour in 1/4 cup of hot water and let the filling boil for a couple of minutes. 
  4. Once the beef is cooked, put into a bowl and keep in the refrigerator overnight.

more: http://www.try2cook.com/blog/2009/11/empandas-cooking-class-in-buenos-aires/

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