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Argentinean-Inspired Beef Mini Empanadas

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This recipe makes a delicious, lightly spiced filling, stuffed with little bites of soft egg, salty olives, and tender meat and veggies. My filling made quite a bit more than I needed for the amount of dough I had, so we used the leftover meat the next day in a loose meat sandwich which was also completely tasty! Feel free to double the dough if you want to use more of the meat mixture up in these empanadas. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce, such as queso, sour cream, salsa, etc.


  • 1 bunch kale
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
  • 1 pinch sea salt, to taste


Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).

Cut away inner ribs from each kale leaf and discard; tear leaves into pieces of uniform size, about the size of a small potato chip. Wash torn kale pieces and spin dry in a salad spinner or dry with paper towels until very dry.

Place kale pieces into a large resealable bag. Add about 1/2 of the olive oil; squeeze out air and seal, then massage the bag so oil gets distributed evenly on kale pieces. Add remaining oil and massage the bag more, until all kale pieces are evenly coated with oil. Sprinkle vinegar over the kale leaves, reseal the bag and shake well. Spread the leaves evenly onto a baking sheet.

Bake in the preheated oven until mostly crisp, about 35 minutes. Season with salt and serve immediately.

Preparation time: 30 mins
Cook time: 35 mins
Total time: 2 hrs 5 mins
Servings: 6 – Yield: 18 empanadas



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