Simple Homemade Beef & Egg Empanadas

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The golden brown crust of these Beef & Egg Empanadas will have you coming back for more. Let’s learn how to make them.

Beef & Egg Empanadas Recipe

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Resting Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 541kcal


  • 8 ounces ground beef
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • ½ onion diced
  • 1 small bunch of green onions sliced
  • 1 hard-boiled egg diced
  • 2 tbsp green olives sliced
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • ½ egg white beaten
  • ½ egg yolk beaten
  • 18 ounces empanada dough store-bought


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Place the ground beef and all the spices in a bowl. Mix until well combined. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Over medium heat, heat a pan and melt the butter. Add and sauté onion until translucent.
  • Then, add the ground beef. Cook until brown in color. Season with salt and pepper. Remove excess fat. Remove from heat and top with green onion. Let it cool and refrigerate again for 30 minutes.
  • Prepare the empanada dough by laying it flat on the kitchen top or baking mat. Use a cookie cutter or the mouth of the glass in cutting the dough.
  • Place the beef filling in the center of each round dough. Top it with boiled egg and olives and then fold the dough into half.
  • Brush the edges of the dough using egg white and use fork to crimp all the edges and seal it.
  • Place on the baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Once you finished all the dough and filling. Brush the top of empanada with egg yolk.
  • Bake for 20-40 minutes until the empanada is golden brown.


Calories: 541kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 112mg | Sodium: 711mg | Potassium: 226mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 313IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 6mg

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