Empanadas (with beef and chorizo)

Empanadas (with beef and chorizo)

Ingredients:

For the dough:

  • 400g flour
  • Olive oil (4 tablespoons)
  • 50-150g warm water
  • 1/4 tablespoons of Salt
  • 2 small yolks

For the filling:

  • 1 onion
  • 50g chorizo
  • 50g smoked ham
  • 100g ground beef
  • 40g cheese
  • Salt, black pepper
  • 1 small red chili
  • 4 tablespoons oil
  • 1 egg yolk
  • Sesame or flax seeds

 

Steps:

  1. Heat some oil in a pan and throw the red chili in it. Walk it through the pan to flavour the oil.
  2. Add the chopped onion, chopped chorizo, chopped ham and shredded beef. Stir and add salt, black pepper and spices.
  3. Take the composition off the heat and when it is a little bit cool, add grated cheese.
  4. Preparing the dough is very easy. In a capacious bowl, knead the flour with warm water and salt, adding olive oil and egg yolk.
  5. Make a yellow ball of dough and stretch it on a piece of cling film, then split it into small balls, which will flatten until it forms a perfect and thin circle.
  6. Put in the middle of the dough a teaspoon of the composition and then gently close the crescent-shaped dough.
  7. Take off the plastic wrap and press the edges with a fork so that the composition won’t slip when fried. Brush them with an egg yolk.
  8. The already formed Empanadas are either fried in hot oil and in this case you don’t need to brush them with egg yolk and sprinkle them with flax or sesame seeds or you can bake them in a heated oven on a tray covered with baking paper.
  9. If you fry them in hot oil then drain them on absorbent paper towels.
  10. Serve them with avocado or tomato sauces and spicy peppers.

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