Beef Empanadas#Foodieextravaganza

There are as many variations of empanadas, these are Venezuela style and the pastry is made with oil.   You can fill the little pastries with fresh cheese, minced meat or any combination of veggies and beans. These make a filling breakfast or a wonderful evening snack.
Makes 10 - 12
For the Pastry

300 Grams All Purpose Flour
1 Teaspoon Level Salt
120 Ml  to 125 Ml  Cold Milk
100 Ml  Vegetable Oil

For the Mince Filing 

2 Tablespoon Olive Oil
500 Grams Boiled Beef Mince
1 Medium Onion - finely chopped
3 Cloves Garlic cloves - finely chopped
½ Inch Garlic - finely chopped
3 Red Chillies - finely chopped
2 Teaspoons Heaped Homemade Curry Powder
Salt to Taste
¼ Teaspoon Garam Masala powder
Other Ingredients  

½ Cup Pizza Sauce
1 Egg - beaten -  for brushing pastry

For the pastry

Combine the flour, oil and salt in a mixing bowl
Rub the oil into the flour until it forms fine crumbs. 
Add enough cold milk to form a soft dough. Set aside in the fridge to rest for an hour.

For the filling

Heat oil in a large pan, Add the chopped onions, green chillies. garlic and ginger and fry till translucent. Add the boiled mince, salt and curry powder fry for about two minutes until brown. Cover and let it cook on low flame for 5 to 7 minutes. Add the garam masala powder and mix well.  the lid, till its dry.  Taste for salt and add if needed. Keep it aside to cool completely. Mix in the pizza sauce  well. It's ready. 
To fill the Empanadas
 Take the pastry out of the fridge, and on a lightly floured work surface, roll out a thin sheet.
 Using a 5 inch circle cutter , cut out discs of pastry.
On one half of the pastry circle place a heaped tablespoon of the filling
brush the edge with egg

fold over, crimp the edges together. 
Arrange them on a lined baking tray . Keep this in the fridge to chill for at least an hour. 
Brush with egg and bake at 180°C it in a preheat the oven
for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden.
They are ready to enjoy!!
Labels : Beef, Mince, Foodie Extravaganza Party, Baked, Breakfast, Starters, Appetizer, Venezuela, International Cuisine
This month my Foodie Extravaganza we are sharing empanada recipes a theme given by our host, Sue of Palatable Pastime.
Check out all the other empanadas recipes

Argentine Beef Empanadas from Making Miracles
Beef Empanadas from Sneha's Recipe
Easy Cornish Pasties from Food Lust People Love
Easy Empanadas from A Day in the Life on the Farm
Empanadas de AtĂșn (Argentinian Tuna Empanadas) from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Empanadas de Picadillo from Karen's Kitchen Stories
Indian Spiced Empanadas from Sara's Tasty Buds
Spiced Potato Empanadas from Palatable Pastime

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Sneha's Recipe
Sneha's Recipe

Happy Home-maker and culinary enthusiast.


  1. Your empanadas are so lovely and I love the flavors you used.

  2. Lovely little pastries! The filling sounds wonderful!

  3. How interesting that you boil the beef first, Sneha! I love the addition of curry powder in your beautiful empanadas.

  4. Your shaping is just perfect! Simply gorgeous.