Saturday, March 14, 2009

Empanadas Argentinas

I'm heading out to a wine tasting this evening where we will be sampling some torrontés and malbec wines from Argentina. So I threw together this appetizer to take along. Searching the web I found a really nice recipe from the Cooking with Teresita blog for empanadas. I pretty much followed the recipe on her web page so I won't repeat it here.

I started by cooking the onions and meat together. Then cooked the spices in. I allowed that to cool and added chopped green onion, chopped boiled egg and chopped green olives.

I didn't have the time to make a dough so I went to my freezer and pulled out a package of pot sticker wraps. These were perfect for making appetizer sized empanadas.

Here they are all stuffed and sealed. I brushed them liberally with olive oil and baked them in a 350 °F oven for 35 minutes, until the turned golden brown.

Ah, the smell is heavenly. I can't wait to bite into them.

12 comments:

La Table De Nana said...

This is one of your best series..Just great!!!

Suzy said...

Great idea on the pot sticker wrappers. I love empanadas. Yours look great.

Sylvia said...

Looks delicious , a perfect appetizer for a cup of Malbec.

Ashe said...

So excited to find this recipe! I've been looking for beef & green olive empanadas for ages!

BakingBliss said...

They look so yummy! I may just have to try them

Kathleen said...

They look delicious, Greg.
I have to look for potsticker wrappers...
Saw you on PG..:)

Foley said...

Greg - found you on FG..they look delicious!!

once in a blue moon... said...

this looks great, i will have to give them a try! super pic too~

Greg said...

Thanks everyone. I was very happy with these. They turned out better than I expected.

SusanQ said...

Your photography is just getting better and better Greg!

Your empanadas look delicious!

Teresita said...

Greg,
Hello from Buenos Aires, I am Teresita, from where you took the recipe. If you ever come to Argentina, your are invited to attend my class of empanadas!
Your pictures look delicious!

Kelly said...

Woow it looks yummy!!
I'm planning to stay a month in a rent apartment in Buenos Aires and there I'll have to cook for my self... SO I WANT TO LEARN HOW TO COOK THAT!!!