Cheesy Beef Empanadas

Cheesy Beef Empanadas

Makes 12



Empanada filling

  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 250g beef mince
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ¼ tsp chili powder
  • ½ cup crushed tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 Tbsp diced jalapeños
  • 1 cup grated cheese
  • 1 egg, whisked

Empanada dough

  • 2 cups self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup EasiYo Greek Style Unsweetened yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil


Preheat oven at 180 ̊C and line a baking tray with baking paper.

Heat a drizzle of oil in a large pan over a medium heat and cook onion and garlic for 2 minutes. Add mince and cook for 5 minutes or until browned.

Season with salt and add herbs, spices and cook for a further minute.

Add crushed tomatoes, tomato paste and jalapeños and simmer for around 5 minutes. Set mixture aside to cool whilst making the dough.

Combine flour and salt together in a large bowl. Add yogurt and oil and mix until just combined.

Turn dough out onto a floured surface and knead for about 2 minutes.

Sprinkle extra flour onto the surface and roll dough out to a thin layer. Using a large glass, cut up to 12 circles. Spoon onto each circle about 1 Tbsp of beef mixture and 1 Tbsp cheese. Fold over dough and crimp with a fork to seal.

Brush each empanada with egg wash and place on the prepared tray.  Cook for 20-25 minutes.

Allow to cool for 5 minutes before serving with your favorite yogurt dipping sauce.