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Beef & Chorizo Empanadas (Argentina)

The Fifa World Cup 2022 is almost upon us, and soon, pubs will be full with hopefully Brits, hungry for more than just football. Taking place in Qatar, from November 21st - December 18th, the Fifa World Cup unites nations from all over the world, which leaves open a whole host of opportunities for venues to really capitalise on the events… with a themed menu.


Ingredients: Makes 16

The pastry

  • 375g plain flour
  • 220g chilled butter, chopped into cubes
  • 2 eggs, beaten

The filling

  • 100g cooking chorizo sausage
  • 300g beef mince
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • Large handful of coriander, chopped
  • Large handful of parsley, chopped
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée


  1. Tip the flour into a bowl with 1 tsp salt and add the butter.
  2. Rub the butter and flour with your fingertips until crumbly.
  3. Add the eggs and 100ml cold water, bring together to a dough then turn out onto a floured surface and begin to knead until soft and smooth.
  4. Cover with cling film and put in the fridge to rest for 20 minutes.
  5. Remove the chorizo from its casing and add to a mixing bowl with the mince, onion, coriander, parsley, paprika, cumin and chilli flakes.
  6. Combine together, then cook in a frying pan over a medium heat for 2 minutes.
  7. Add the tomato purée and cook for a further 7-10 mins until everything is cooked through – remove from the heat and allow to cool.
  8. Preheat the oven to 180°C, then divide the dough into four portions and roll out each one into a thin sheet.
  9. Use a 10cm biscuit cutter to cut out discs.
  10. Place 1 tsp of filling in the centre of each disc, wet the edges, pinch both sides up and fold in half to seal. Use a fork to crimp the edges.
  11. Place on a lined baking tray, brush with beaten egg and bake for 20 mins.
  12. When the empanadas are ready, remove from the oven and cool for 5 mins before serving.
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