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Beef and Olive Empanadas

Homemade Empanadas with Delicious Mince Filling

4

Serves

30 mins

Prep Time

20 mins

Cook Time

Originating from Spain, the word 'empanada' comes from the verb 'em pandar', meaning to wrap or coat in bread.

Empanadas are made by folding the dough or bread around a seasoned stuffing. The stuffed dough is then baked or fried. Very much like pies, these delicious pastries offer a variety of choices when it comes to fillings, but this beef and olive combo is one of our favourites!

Originating from Spain, the word 'empanada' comes from the verb 'em pandar', meaning to wrap or coat in bread. Empanadas are made by folding the dough or bread around a seasoned stuffing. The stuffed dough is then baked or fried. Very much like pies, these delicious pastries offer a variety of choices when it comes to fillings, but this beef and olive combo is one of our favourites!

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High Iron

Low Fat

Low Sodium

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Ingredients

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500g Quality Mark beef mince

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1 bunch of chopped spring onion

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3 diced onions

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2 tbsp olive oil

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1/2 tsp chilli flakes

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1 tsp ground cumin

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1 tsp paprika

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100g chopped olives

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3 sheets short crust pastry

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1 beaten egg

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A pinch of salt

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A pinch of black pepper

Method

To Make Empanadas

1

Pre-heat the oven to 200°C.

2

Heat oil in a pan, add onions and spices and stir for about 2 minutes.

3

Add minced beef and stir until browned.

4

Add olives and season to taste with salt and pepper, before leaving to cool.

5

Cut rounds out of the pastry with a medium-size circle cutter.

6

Brush the borders with the egg.

7

Place 2 tablespoons of the beef mixture in the centre of each circle, discarding excess liquid to prevent pastry becoming soggy.

8

Fold pastry in half over the filling and press the borders with a fork or fingers to seal tightly.

9

Place the empanadas on a baking tray lined with baking paper.

10

Brush each with remaining egg to colour and then cook for 15-20 minutes.

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Nutrition Information per Serving (285g)

Percentage daily intakes are based on an average adult diet of 8700 kJ (2100 kilocalories).

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Energy

2003 (478)kJ

Protein

33.5g

Total Fat

30g

Saturated Fat

11.1g

Carbs

18.5g

Sugars

6.7g

Sodium

771mg

Iron*

5.8mg

* Percentage of recommended daily intake (Aust/NZ)

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