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Simple recipe for ground beef empanadas
Homemade empanadas hit the spot every time and this recipe is one of the easiest to follow.
Irene Markianou
10.03.22

Claudia Regalado is a very popular YouTuber who has almost 800k subscribers and whose videos have been viewed more than 70 million times.

There’s a reason for this.

She lives in Arizona with her husband and 5 kids, but she has seen her online family grow over the past six years.

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She’s authentic. So are her recipes.

It’s been growing ever since she started sharing authentic Mexican recipes on social media.

As she explains, she’s not a professional chef, but she enjoys cooking for her family, and this is probably what makes her videos so relatable and easy to follow.

Her empanadas are a big hit.

Recently, she uploaded a video of her recipe for traditional empanadas, and people really loved it.

Since it requires only a few ingredients that you probably already have on hand, why not follow Claudia’s recipe and enjoy authentic empanadas for lunch today?

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For the dough:

  • 3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 12 tablespoon cold butter
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup water
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For the stuffing:

  • 2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 2 small bell peppers (chopped)
  • 1 Anaheim pepper (chopped)
  • 1 small onion (chopped)
  • 4 minced garlic cloves
  • 2 teaspoons Mexican oregano
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  • 2 teaspoons thyme
  • 2 teaspoons parsley
  • 2 teaspoons basil
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1-2 teaspoons crushed red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • your favorite melting cheese

The steps:

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To begin, pour a little olive oil into a saucepan and saute the peppers for about five minutes.

Add the onion and cook for another two minutes.

Add the meat, garlic, and spices, and use a spoon or spatula to “break” the meat and mix it well with the vegetables.

Cook for about eight minutes

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Cover with a lid, remove from heat, and move to the side until you prepare the dough.

In a big bowl mix the flour, sugar and salt. Add the butter (diced), making sure that it’s cold.

Mix with your fingers until it becomes like sand.

Then, pour in the water and start kneading until the dough that forms doesn’t stick to your fingers.

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Rolling the dough

Once the dough is ready, dust the clean counter with some flour, and start taking pieces of dough to make your empanadas.

Roll the dough with a rolling pin as if you were making tiny tortillas.

Once you’ve rolled the dough out, add some cheese and a couple of tablespoons of stuffing and cover the empanada, securing the ends.

Do this until the filling is gone.

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Once the empanadas are ready, put them in a baking tray and leave them in the fridge to firm up for about an hour.

Keep the empanadas in the fridge until the oil is ready for frying.

Cooking the empanadas

Pour about three cups of oil into a frying pan over medium to med-high heat (or 365℉), and wait for it to heat up.

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Once the oil is heated, fry the empanadas 3 or 4 at a time until they turn a golden brown color.

Serve with guacamole, salsa, sour cream, cheese sauce, or anything you prefer. They are delicious.

See Claudia make the recipe in the video below!

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By Irene Markianou
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Irene Markianou is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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