Empanadas De Carne Recipe


Cooking Time1 Hr 5 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexJust EnjoyServings4
MethodMain Ingredient


 Cow tongue1
 Tomatoes3⁄4 Can (7.5 oz), diced (Or 1 Small Can)
 Canned tomatoes4 Ounce, diced (1 Small Can)
 Onion1 , chopped
 Harina de maize6 Ounce (1/2 Bag)
 Water1 Cup (16 tbs) (As Required)
 Lettuce2 (For Garnish)
 Oil2 Cup (32 tbs) (For Deep Frying)
 Lettuce1 , chopped (For Garnish)
 Salsa1 Tablespoon (Store-Bought Or Homemade.)


1) In a large pot, cook the cow tongue in enough water. Cook on low flame for about 1 hour or until the tongue becomes firm.
2) Take the tongue out of the broth and set aside to cool.
3) Shred the tongue into small pieces.
4) In a saute pan, oil a tablespoon of oil and saute the onions and tomatoes.
5) Add the onion and tomato mixture into the shredded meat pieces and mix well.
6) In a large mixing bowl, add the harina de maiz and water, little by little, kneading the mixture into a soft dough.
7) Remove 3-inch sized balls from the dough and roll them out on a floured board. Make 5-inch sized circles. Repeat till the dough has been used up.
8) Place a spoonful of meat mixture in the centre of each of the rolled-out circles.
9) Fold over the circle once, securing the edges by pressing down with the back of a fork.

10) Serve the Empanadas De Carne topped with chopped lettuce, alongside readymade salsa.