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Homemade Beef Empanadas Argentinas

This recipe for beef empanadas Argentinas are going to give you a little taste of South America. Using homemade empanada dough and an easy ground beef filling, these appetizers are sure to become a family favorite!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Argentinian
Keyword: appetizers, argentinas, baked, beef, de carne, easy, easy recipes, empanadas, ground beef, hand pies, homemade
Servings: 15 empanadas
Calories: 92kcal


For empanada dough

Empanadas Argentinas Filling

  • 1 lb ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 cup yellow onion
  • 1/2 cup green olives
  • 2 boiled eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


Homemade Empanadas Dough

  • See the complete recipe here.

For the Beef Empanadas Argentinas Filling

  • In a deep pan, on medium high heat, add olive oil and onions. Cook for 5 mins or until translucent.
  • Add ground beef and cook throughly. Add the spices, salt and mix.
  • Add the red pepper and olives and cook for 5-10 mins or until the red bell peppers are soft.
  • Add the boiled eggs diced small and mix it in. Turn stove off and set it aside while you open and cut the dough.

Assembling the empanadas

  • Once you have the dough rolled out and cut into 5 inch rounds, place one tablespoon of the filling in the middle and join the dough together with your fingers, making a half circle.
  • With your index finger and thumb, pinch the edge and turn it towards the empanada, twisting the dough into a rope pattern. Continue until the end and press the remaining dough back into itself.
  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • Place empanadas on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Egg wash the empanadas and bake for 20 mins at 400F.


Nutritional values do not include empanadas dough. 


Calories: 92kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 247mg | Potassium: 122mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 357IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg