Empanadas de Carne (Beef Empanadas)

Beef Empanadas

Empanadas de Carne (Beef Empanadas)

The classic Argentine empanada is shaped like a half-moon, but the pattern of its seal differs to indicate the unique flavors inside. This recipe, with a braided crimp and a spicy beef filling, is baked rather than fried in Argentine style.Landon Nordeman

Empanadas—mini versions of the traditional Spanish meat pie—are generally baked in Buenos Aires, not fried as they are in the rest of Latin America. This recipe, filled with a spicy beef filling, first appeared in our October 2013 issue with the article Lunch at Your Leisure. See our step-by-step guide to shaping empanadas »