Beef Empanada

Beef Empanada

Many Epanadas are deep fried but we oven bake ours which works nicely with lower fat filo pastry. These are great for entertaining & can be made ahead of time.

CAL P/SERVE
105
kJ P/SERVE
438
FAT P/SERVE
3.6g
CARBS P/SERVE
8.5g
PROTEIN P/SERVE
8.7g
SUGAR P/SERVE
3.0g
SODIUM P/SERVE
78g
FAT
%
5%
ENERGY RDI%
5%

Empanada is a Latin snack food that is really a stuffed savoury pastry. We have baked ours and used filo as it is a little healthier but you can use puff or shortcut pastry if you like.

Ingredients

  • 250g lean beef mince
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 2 tsp. garlic, crushed
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3/4 cup peas & corn, frozen
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1 tsp. cumin, ground
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • Pinch chilli (or chilli paste)
  • 2 tsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • Filo Pastry
  • Cooking spray

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180C.
  2. Heat olive oil in non-stick fry pan on medium heat and cook onion until softened.  Add beef and stir fry until browned.  Add garlic, cumin, paprika, oregano, chilli and cook a further minute or two.
  3. Add water tomato paste and sugar, stir frying.  Turn off heat adding the peas and corn, mix in.
  4. Lay out 2 sheets of filo pastry onto bench; spray a little olive oil between each sheet. Cut sheet into 3-4 length ways.  Place 1-2 spoonful’s of beef mixture at the top of one of the sheet. Starting at the top of the pastry and fold the sheet to the right to form a triangle then left, keeping a triangular shape.  Continue folding until you get to the end.
  5. Place triangles onto an oven tray lined with baking paper.  Spray the top with a little cooking spray and bake for 15 mins in oven.
  6. Serve with sweet chilli sauce.

Nutrition Table

Servings: 10 Serving size:71g
Average Serve Average 100g
Energy 438 kJ 616 kJ
  105 Cal 147 Cal
Protein 8.7 g 12.2 g
Fat, total 3.6 g 5.0 g
- Saturated 1.1 g 1.5 g
Carbohydrate 8.5 g 12.0 g
- Sugars 3.0 g 4.3 g
Sodium 78 mg 110 mg

This recipe was developed by Sharrelle Haywood and the Food Photography is courtesy of Factory59. In order to have permission to use this recipe on your website or blog, you must include a website link to weightloss.com.au with the recipe to acknowledge our copyright.

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