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Beef and avocado empanadas

Yields4 ServingsPrep Time30 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time40 mins


 1 tbsp. olive oil
 1 onion, finely chopped
 450g beef mince
 ½ tsp. ground cumin
 ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
 ½ tsp. paprika
 Large pinch of ground nutmeg
 Small pinch of ground cloves
 3 hard-boiled eggs, peeled, coarsely chopped
 15 pitted black olives
 1 avocado, seed and skin removed, mashed
 Olive oil, to brush
 Lemon wedges, to serve
 4 Mountain Bread wraps

Pre-heat the oven to 180°C.


In a large frying pan over medium-high heat, add a little olive oil, onion and cook until soft. Add the mince, olives, cumin, cinnamon, paprika, nutmeg and cloves and cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until aromatic. Transfer to a large heatproof bowl. Place in the fridge for 30 minutes to cool.


Once the mince has cooled, stir the egg into the mince mixture and season with salt and pepper.


Place the Mountain bread on a baking tray. Fold it in half, into a triangle, and brush with olive oil. Place 2 heaped tablespoon of the mince mixture and a tablespoon of the mashed avocado in the center of the mountain bread.


Brush the edges with olive oil and fold into a smaller triangle to enclose the filling. Press the edges together, and place sealed-side up, on the lined tray. Repeat with remaining mince mixture.


Brush the empanadas with egg yolk and bake in oven for 5 – 10 minutes or until golden.


Serve with lime or lemon wedges.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 4

Servings 4