This savory recipe features tender, seasoned beef encased in golden, crispy pastry pockets. Perfectly seasoned and packed with flavor, these hand-held treats are a must-try for any meat lover.

Argentinian Beef Empanadas with puff pastry

elcome to our mouthwatering recipe for Argentinian Beef Empanadas with puff pastry! If you’re a fan of hearty and flavorful handheld treats, you’re in for a real treat. Our Argentinian Beef Empanadas with puff pastry feature a tantalizing filling of seasoned ground beef, onions, and aromatic spices, all encased in a golden and flaky pastry crust. Whether you’re planning a gathering or simply want to enjoy a satisfying snack, these empanadas are sure to hit the spot. Join us as we guide you through the simple steps of creating these savory delights that hold a special place in the hearts of Argentinians. Get ready to experience the rich and robust flavors that make Argentinian cuisine so beloved. So, let’s roll up our sleeves and embark on a culinary adventure with Argentinian Beef Empanadas!


  • ½ pound ground beef
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs, chopped
  • 14 pitted green olives, such as Manzanilla, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons raisins
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 (17.5 ounce) packages frozen puff pastry (each with 2 sheets), thawed
  • 1 raw egg, lightly beaten


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Set racks in the upper and lower thirds of the oven and line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Cook beef in a large, heavy skillet over medium-high heat, stirring and breaking up lumps, until no longer pink, 4 to 5 minutes. Transfer beef to a small bowl with a slotted spoon, and pour off grease from the skillet. Melt butter in the skillet and saute onions and green onion, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 5 minutes. Return beef to skillet and stir in hard-boiled eggs, olives, raisins, cumin, salt, and pepper. Transfer mixture to a shallow bowl and chill until cooled, 10 to 20 minutes.
  3. Unfold one pastry sheet, keeping remaining sheets chilled, onto a lightly floured surface, dust lightly with flour, and roll out into a 12-inch square. Cut four 5 1/2-inch rounds from pastry. Brush a 1/2-inch border around the edges of one round with water, using a small brush or fingertip. Spoon about 3 tablespoons of filling onto half of the round. Fold other half over filling and press edges together firmly. Crimp edges with a fork and transfer to one of the prepared baking sheets. Repeat with three remaining rounds. Form 12 more empanadas in the same manner with remaining pastry and filling, arranging them about 1 1/2 inches apart on baking sheets.
  4. Brush tops of empanadas with beaten egg. Bake in the preheated oven, switching position of sheets halfway through, until golden brown, about 15 minutes.
ingredients and instructions to make Argentinian Beef Empanadas with puff pastry

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