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Easy Beef Empanadas



20 piece(s)


  • 5 sheets Shortcrust Pastry, Thawed.
  • 1 Egg, Lightly beaten


  • 1 level tablespoon Brown Sugar
  • 2+ tablespoons Corn flour., Make a paste with water to add to the mince if it needs thickening.


  • 3/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 3 tablespoons Sriracha sauce
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil.
  • 1 onion, Large
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 500 grams Beef mince, Lean
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground cummin
  • 200 grams tomatoes, Finely chopped
  • 100 grams Green olives., Finely sliced
  • 3 Hard boiled eggs, Peeled and chopped
  • 6
    Preparation 30min
  • 7
  • 8
    • Appliance TM 5 image
      Recipe is created for
      TM 5
      Please note that the TM5 mixing bowl has a larger capacity than the TM31 (capacity of 2.2 liters instead of 2.0 liters for TM 31). Recipes for the Thermomix TM5 may not be cooked with a Thermomix TM31 for safety reasons without adjusting the quantities. Risk of scalding by spraying of hot liquids: Do not exceed the maximum filling quantity and observe the filling level markings of the mixing bowl!

Recipe's preparation

  1. Combine the sauces together in a bowl and set aside.

  2. Half the onion.Place in TM with garlic. 3secs/speed 8

  3. Add oil to TM. 4 mins/100deg/Counter-clockwise operationGentle stir setting

  4. Add beef. 6 mins/100deg/Counter-clockwise operationGentle stir setting

  5. Add Cummin, cinnamon, sugar and tomato. 6mins/100deg/Counter-clockwise operationGentle stir setting

  6. Optional. Add corn flour paste if too liquidy. 2mins/100deg/Counter-clockwise operationGentle stir setting

  7. Cool. Remove bowl. Stir in eggs and olives.

  9. Cut pastry sheets into 4 even squares.

  10. Spoon about a heaped tablespoon onto each sqare.

  11. Brush edges of the pastry with beaten egg.

  12. Fold one corner of pastry to the diagonally opposite corner. 

  13. Press down to seal the edges with fork or pinch with fingers.

  14. Brush top of Empanadas with beaten egg.

  15. Cook at 200C for 20 mins or until golden brown.

  16. Serve hot with remaining sauce.


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