Empanadas de Carne (Meat Pie)
This is a simple recipe that is yummy. This is a dish where you can substitute the hamburger with any type of meat (chicken, fish, etc.)
Empanada Maza (Empanada Dough)
1/2 cup water
1 egg white
1 teaspoon salt
3 cups flour
Combine water, egg, egg white. Mix together. Add flour. Mix and then kneed together. Roll out the dough, cut into 6 inch rounds.
Makes about 10 empanada rounds
1/2 pound hamburger meat
1 teaspoon garlic
1/2 teaspoon cilantro
3 hard boiled eggs
Brown meat, onions, garlic, and cilantro. Chop hard boiled eggs.
Combine Filling and Empanada Dough Rounds
Take empanada round and place about a tablespoon of meat filling on top. Add some chopped hard boiled egg. Fold dough round over top of mixture until the round turns into a half-moon shape. Take ends and pinch end and then fold it over end over end to seal the half moon dough. Place empanada on greased pan. Lightly top sealed empanada with some egg white for browning.
Bake in oven at 425 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until top is lightly browned.
Eat along side any meal. It is a great side dish. Also we've thought of eating these with tomato soup poured over the top.