How To Make Homemade Empanadas


Welcome to 'How to Make Homemade Empanadas'! Get ready to learn the secrets behind creating delicious empanadas in the comfort of your own home.


Meet the Empanada, a savory pastry filled with various ingredients, popular in many Latin American countries. Let's dive into the process!


Step 1: Prepare the dough. Mix flour, salt, and butter until crumbly. Slowly add water until the dough comes together. Let it rest for 30 minutes.


Step 2: Choose your filling. Traditional options include ground beef, cheese, or chicken. Don't forget to add onions, bell peppers, and spices for a burst of flavor.


Step 3: Roll out the dough. Divide it into small portions and flatten with a rolling pin. Aim for a thickness of about 1/8 inch.


Step 4: Fill 'em up! Spoon your desired filling onto each dough round, leaving a small border around the edges. Fold the dough in half and seal the edges with your fingers.


Step 5: Crimp the edges with a fork to create a decorative pattern and ensure the filling stays inside during baking. Don't be afraid to get creative!


Step 6: Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Place the empanadas on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and brush the tops with beaten egg for a golden finish.


Step 7: Bake for about 20-25 minutes, or until the empanadas turn a beautiful golden brown. Allow them to cool for a few minutes before serving.


Congratulations! You've successfully made homemade empanadas. Grab your favorite dipping sauce and enjoy these scrumptious treats with family and friends. Keep experimenting with different fillings for endless flavor combinations!