It’s 7 here in Sweden and I just woke up after a 2 hour “after-school-nap”- my last lecturer just killed me with his packed full PowerPoint slides about business ethics so I needed a rest. Now I have some pork belly in the oven and I can´t wait to take it out because the smell is fantastic!

Speaking of fantastic food; asian flavored empanadas. Had them this week and they are pretty amazing and so easy to make with the cheat-pastry.

Asian flavored empanadas

You will need;
500 g minced beef
3 tbs low sodium soya 
1-2 cloves of garlic
1 tbs grated ginger
2 tbs onion powder
1 tbs toasted sesame oil
1-2 tsp cayenne pepper (depending on how hot you want it)
3 spring onions 
1 pack of puff pastry
Egg for egg-wash
Salt and pepper
Sesame seeds

Asian flavored empanadas

Do like this;
Start with preparing the filling; in a pan on medium-high heat brown off the minced beef. Add in soya, sesame oil, garlic, ginger, onion powder and cayenne. Lower the heat and let it cook together for 5 minutes. Chop the spring onions finely, add them in the pan and take it off the heat. Let it cool completely before moving on.

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees.
Roll out the puff pastry thinly, you don’t want it to puff up too much. Then cut out circles, re-roll the leftovers until you have used all the dough. Wet the edges of the dough, place the filling on one side making sure to leave the edges free. Fold over the clean side and close the edges either with a fork or by crimping them together. Poke a small hole on top so the steam can escape somewhere.

Place on a baking tray, lightly brush with egg-wash and sprinkle over sesame seeds. Bake for about 20 min or until the empanadas are golden. Serve with a salad and roasted corn.


13 Comments Add yours

  1. kat says:

    that corn looks really good too!


    1. Thank you, it’s just roasted corn, sour cream and hotsauce 🙂

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  2. Leyla says:

    They look delicious 🙂


    1. Thank you so much Leyla!

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  3. Jhuls says:

    Using a cheat pastry sheet really helps. I should learn from you. 😀 These empanadas are so beautiful and sound delicious, too. Thank you for sharing these yumminess at this week’s FF. 🙂


    1. I feel that if you can take a short-cut, just go for it 😉 Haha. The weeknight I try to spend as little time possible in the kitchen since school and work and everything takes so much time. At the weekends though you can’t get me out of there 😉


  4. Wow ! these look absolutely beautiful. I can only imagine they taste just as great. I have to make these 🙂 . Have a lovely weekend. x


    1. Thank you so much, tell me what you thought of them 🙂 Have a great weekend you too 🙂


  5. milkandbun says:

    Looks really good! 🙂

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  6. I just love Empanadas and these look so good; plus they have such a fun twist! We had National Empanada Day here in the states on the 8th, so I’ve had empanadas on the brain! I never did get around to making any, though…

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    1. Oh, the states have the best ‘food-days’! I would love an empanadas-day! 🙂 here we have the waffle-day and the cinnamon-bun day but I think that’s all…

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