Total Time
45mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cook and stir ground beef in 10-inch skillet, breaking up into small pieces, until brown; drain reserving 1 T of fat and the beef in the skillet.
  2. Stir in onion, raisins, olives,salt and pepper.
  3. Cover and cook over low heat for 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in cottage cheese and hard cooked egg.
  5. Heat oven to 400°F.
  6. Mix egg white and water until slightly foamy; reserve.
  7. Prepare pastry dough; gather into a ball.
  8. Divide into halves.
  9. Shape into 2 flattened rounds on lightly floured cloth covered surface.
  10. Roll 1 round of pasty into circle, about 14 inches in diameter.
  11. Cut into 11 or 12 circles, 3 1/2-inches in diameter.
  12. Spoon on 2 t of the beef mixture at the center of each circle; brush edge of pastry with egg white mixture.
  13. Fold pastry circle up over filling; press edge with fork to seal. place empanaditas on ungreased cookie sheet.
  14. Repeat with remaining pastry circles.
  15. Gather any remaining pastry; shape into another round.
  16. Repeat rolling cutting and filling.
  17. Beat egg yolk and milk until well blended; brush over tops of empanaditas.
  18. Bake until golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes.
  19. Serve warm.

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