Sunday, December 12, 2010

making empanadas del pino

Last week my sister and I made Chilean empanadas. My mom’s friend from work came and helped us make them. I thought they tasted great! Here’s how we made the filling-

- lb of ground beef

- 3 medium-sized yellow onions, diced

- 2 cloves of garlic, minced

- 2 tsps sweet paprika

- 2 tsps ground cumen

- 1\2 tsp dried oregano

- 1\2 tsp freshly ground black pepper

- 1 cup of beef broth

- 1 tbsp of all-purpose flour

- 11\2 tsp of kosher salt

- 1 tbsp of vegetable oil

Cook the above in a frying pan…

and add the following when putting together:

- 3 hard boiled eggs, sliced

- 15 olives, sliced

- seedless raisins (optional)

The dough

- 4 cups of all-purpose flour

- 1tbsp of baking powder

- 1 tsp of salt

- 1 cup of vegetable shortening

- 1 cup of warm milk

Let dough sit in warm place for half an hour, then roll out log sized pieces flat. Put filling in and close and then bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes.

See what you think. Post a comment below.



  1. Oh my gosh- this post makes me so hungry!! Can you send some empanadas in the mail?

  2. Theo! I am so happy that you liked the empanadas de pino! Espero que comas muchas mas en Chile!

  3. Theo-It was fun spending time with you and your sister. You both did a great job making the dough! Riana's recipe was great! I hope you get to eat lots of empanadas in Chile!


  4. but caitlin! it tells you how to make them on the post!

  5. @Caitlin - I want some mailed to me too. @Theo - You guys are all stuck at home, whereas I just took a run in the sunshine here. Besides learning how to quadruple the recipe will be great for working on your multiplication skills.

    Otherwise could you come back for a visit and make them for us here?