You can even make a batch and pop them in the freezer so you can have hot, flakey empanadas even if you don’t have time to cook. Just take them straight from the freezer to the hot oven (add a few extra minutes to the cook time) and “voila!”... dinners ready!
For the dough:
In a bowl combine flour, salt, and butter. Work dough through your fingertips until the mixture looks like sand.
Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and add water, quail eggs and vinegar to the well.
Combine all ingredients so that they just come together. Work the dough lightly with your hands to form a dough, being careful not to overwork it.
Wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes.
For the filling:
Heat a pan over medium heat and add olive oil. Sauté diced shallot and add ground beef along with the parsley, spices, salt, pepper, white wine, tomato paste, olives and chopped boiled eggs.
Cook until the sauce thickens and the mixture comes together.
To make the empanadas:
Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
Roll out dough to a thickness of 1/8’’. Using a small bowl, cut out approximately 6’’ circles, filling each circle with 2 tbsp of filling.
Close each circle, pinching the edges to secure the filling (use a fork).
Glaze empanadas with the beaten egg wash and bake for 20 minutes or until golden.
Serve with lemon slices and enjoy!