“The appetite is sharpened by the first bites.” ~Jose Rizal (1861-1896)

My first attempt ever in making empanadas! I remember eating loads of these when I was a kid. I’ve tried my best to replicate them, but its hard without meat.  They still were good and are freezable :]

(Makes 12 Empanadas)

For the filling:

  • 1 Boca burger patty chopped in pieces
  • 1/2 of an onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 of a medium carrot shredded
  • 1 can of green peas drained
  • 3 cloves of garlic finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp of soy sauce
  • a handful of raisins
  • 1 small potato diced
  • salt & pepper for taste
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil

For the dough:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp of salt
  • 1 stick of room temperature butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 1/4 cup cold water



  • In a bowl, combine flour and salt.
  • Then add and mix in butter in pieces.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk egg, vinegar, and cold water.
  • Combine this mixture into flour and salt bowl. Mix using hands until dough like.
  • Make into circular shape and cover plastic wrap. Allow to sit in the fridge for about 1 hour.

  • In frying pan, add oil and saute the onions, garlic, and Boca burger meat til brown.
  • Then add in carrots and potatoes. Continuously, adding salt and pepper let this cook for about 10 minutes or until potato is tender.
  • Then add raisins and peas.
  • Then let it sit and cool.

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • After an hour has passed, take dough out of fridge.
  • Find a flat surface and roll dough into little golf balls.
  • Then flatten on flat surface (with rolling pin or hands).

  • Then add a spoonful of filling into flattened dough.
  • Fold and pinch corners to close. (You can use a fork to help and decorative ridges)

  • When done, you can brush with vegetable oil (or egg wash).
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown!