Juicy Spicy Beef Empanadas

Juicy Spicy Beef Empanadas

A delectable snack with a perfect crust that wraps a lusciously spicy filling which is a treat in every bite!

  • Recipe serves:4 to 5
  • Preparation Time25 Minutes
  • Cooking Time20 Minutes


  • 500g of ground beef
  • 02 chopped onions
  • 03-04 chopped green chilli
  • 01 Knorr Chinese Chilli Recipe Mix
  • 1 teaspoon of ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon tamarind juice
  • 3 tablespoons of Astra
  • A hand full of chopped Coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 cup of water
  • 01 whisked egg
  • For Short Crust Dough
  • 500g Flour
  • 200g of Astra
  • 1 teaspoon of Lime juice
  • Pinch of salt
  • Cold water to mix


  • To make the dough, combine flour, Astra, lime juice and mix well. Season with a pinch of salt if desired.
  • Knead well by adding cold water gradually till it forms in to a non-sticky dough and set aside.
  • In a pan, melt Astra. Add onions and chili and sauté till fragrant. Add ground beef, pepper and tamarind juice. Sauté stirring constantly till beef cooks.
  • Mix in the Knorr Chinese chili recipe mix. Add water and coriander leaves .Mix well and allow to thicken. Turn off the heat.
  • Take small portions of the dough, roll out and cut rounds about 5-6 inches in diameter.
  • Place few tablespoons of meat mixture on rounds of dough. Fold in half and secure the edges.
  • Place the pastries in a baking tray. Brush whisked egg on to every side.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 200C° till golden brown and crispy.
  • Chef’s Tip:

    Stretch the dough, spread the filing in the middle and roll out as a Swiss roll to prepare the same recipe in a different format. Cut in to thick slices when serving.