Argentine Meat Empanadas Recipe

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Argentine Meat Empanadas
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  1. In a saute; pan melt the shortening and add the chopped onions. Cook the onions until just before they begin to turn golden. Remove from the heat and stir in the sweet paprika, hot paprika, crushed red pepper flakes and salt to taste.
  2. Spread the meat on a sieve and pour boiling water on it for partial cooking. Allow meat to cool. Place meat in a dish add salt to taste, cumin and vinegar. Mix and add the meat to the onion mixture. Mix well and place on a flat to dish to cool and harden.
  3. Cut puff pastry dough into 10 round shells. Place a spoonful of the meat mixture on each round; add some of the raisins, olives and hard boiled egg. Avoid reaching the edges of the pastry with the filling because its oiliness will prevent good sealing. Slightly wet the edge of the pastry, fold in two and stick edges together. The shape should resemble that of a half-moon. You should have a 2/3 to 1/2 inch flat edge of pastry to work with. Seal by twisting edge, step by step, between thumb and index finger, making sure to add pressure before releasing the pinch and moving on to the next curl. Other sealing procedures like pinching without curling or using a fork to seal will not prevent juice leaks during baking, and empanadas must be juicy.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Place empanadas on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Be sure to prick each empanada with a fork near the curl to allow steam to escape during baking. Glaze with egg for shine and bake until golden, about 20 to 30 minutes.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 223.81 Kcal (937 kJ)
Calories from fat 149.3 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16.59g 26%
Cholesterol 65.42mg 22%
Sodium 236.03mg 10%
Potassium 250.4mg 5%
Total Carbs 7.28g 2%
Sugars 1.15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1.24g 5%
Protein 11.56g 23%
Vitamin C 2mg 3%
Iron 1.4mg 8%
Calcium 24.3mg 2%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 204.57 Kcal (856 kJ)
Calories from fat 136.47 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15.16g 26%
Cholesterol 59.79mg 22%
Sodium 215.74mg 10%
Potassium 228.88mg 5%
Total Carbs 6.65g 2%
Sugars 1.06g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1.13g 5%
Protein 10.56g 23%
Vitamin C 1.8mg 3%
Iron 1.3mg 8%
Calcium 22.2mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 5.6
  • 6

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

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