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Savory Beef and Raisin Empanadas

Beef Empanadas

Craving a hearty dinner? Try making these beef-stuffed empanadas. Raisins add a hint of sweetness to this mild recipe, which you can easily heat up with a pinch of cayenne or a dash of your favorite hot sauce.

What You’ll Need

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  • hard-boiled large eggs, chopped into bits  ( 2 )
  • medium onion, finely chopped  ( 1/2 )
  • olive oil  ( 1 tablespoon )
  • garlic clove, finely chopped  ( 1 )
  • ground cumin  ( 1 teaspoon )
  • dried oregano  ( 3/4 teaspoon )
  • ground beef chuck  ( 3/4 pound )
  • raisins (optional)  ( 2 tablespoons )
  • chopped pimiento-stuffed olives  ( 1 1/2 tablespoons )
  • whole tomatoes in juice, drained, reserving 2 tablespoons juice, and chopped  ( 1 (14-ounce) can )
  • frozen empanada pastry disks, thawed (or homemade, recipe follows)  ( 1 package )
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