Beef empanadas recipe

Bring people together on this summer bank holiday with this favourite recipe from South America. Beef empanadas are a classic cuisine in Argentina and the bank holiday is the perfect opportunity to try it for yourself. 
Here is our delicious beef empanadas recipe.
You'll need...
- 500g lean beef
- 2 onions
- 2 bell peppers (chopped)
- 2 hard-boiled eggs (chopped)
- 15 empanada shells
- Spices: cumin, paprika, salt, black pepper
- Olive oil
empanadas with food and drink
The steps......
- Season chopped beef generously with salt and pepper and set aside for 10 minutes. Add beef and fry until nicely browned, stirring throughout to keep pieces separate, about 5 minutes.

-  Turn heat down to medium and add onion and chorizo. Keep turning mixture with a spatula, as if cooking hash, until onion is softened and browned, about 10 minutes. Season again with salt and pepper and let mixture fry for 2 more minutes before lowering the heat. Stir in the chopped boiled eggs.
- Remove from heat and let the mixture cool before adding to the prepared empanada shells.
- Divide the mixture and spoon into the prepared empanada shells, fold & seal.
- Bake at 180C/350F for 20 minutes, or until golden brown.
cooked empanadas on wooden board
Enjoy these little pockets of South American culture, best served with chimichurri sauce and a glass of Malbec. We'd love to see how you get on with your cooking, feel free to tag us (@pampeanolife on Instagram) with your empanadas and make us jealous of your delicious treats.
Happy cooking and enjoy your Bank Holiday!
The full recipe can be found here.