Ham & Cheese Empanadas

Recipe by Legna
READY IN: 2hrs 25mins




  • For the dough: Combine flour & butter in a large bowl.
  • Using a pastry blender or a fork, mix until the butter is evenly distributed among the flour.
  • Dissolve the salt & sugar in the water & stir into the flour mix.
  • On a lightly floured surface, lightly knead dough until it forms a ball, adding more water or flour if needed.
  • Cover the bowl with lid or plastic wrap & refrigerate 1 hour.
  • Roll dough out on a floured surface about 1/8 inch thick.
  • With a circle cookie cutter, cut out a 4-inch circle.
  • Continue until you have used all of the dough.
  • For filling: Put parsley, ham, breadcrumbs, cheese, sour cream, egg & pepper into a large bowl.
  • Mix well.
  • Put dough circles on a greased pan.
  • Put 2 Tbsp. of filling in center of each circle.
  • Fold dough circles in half, press & seal with a fork.
  • For egg wash: beat egg & add about 1 Tbsp water.
  • Brush egg wash on top of each empanada.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 20 - 25 minutes, or until golden brown.