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Argentine Cuisine

Argentine Cuisine

JULY  15,  2020    |    1.5  MINUTE  READ
ELICIA RAMIREZ, FORMER MISSIONARY KID


We want to help you create a sense of wonder and exploration with your family at the dinner table . To do that, we’ve gathered music, a traditional recipe, and ways to pray for the country of Argentina. Share the needs and experiences of others around the world with your loved ones by following the steps we’ve outlined below by yourself or with your family.

A photo of a young girl taking a big bite of an empanada

MUSIC: A great Argentine song to listen to while eating or cooking is "Color Esperanza" by Diego Torres.

A photo of freshly baked empanadas on a baking sheet

RECIPE: Argentine Style Empanadas

Ingredients

Dough

  • 4 cups of flour
  • 1/2 butter (room temperature)
  • 1 tsp. of salt
  • 1 cup of water

Filling

  • 1 onion
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • ½ lb. of ground beef
  • 2 boiled eggs
  • 1 tsp. of salt
  • 1 tsp. of ground chili
  • 1 tsp. of oregano
  • Olives (optional)

Directions

Dough

  1. Mix flour and salt in a large bowl.
  2. Add butter and begin to mix with finger or a fork.
  3. Add water slowly until you have created a ball of dough.
  4. Place in the refrigerator while making the filling.

    A photo of a ball of dough on a kneeding board

Filling

  1. Chop onion and red pepper. Place in a pot with a tsp. of oil and cook until the onion is translucent.
  2. Add ground beef.
  3. Add condiments to taste and two boiled eggs, chopped.

    A photo of the filling, ready to use

Final Steps

  1. Roll out the dough and cut into large circles.

    A photo of a cereal bowl being used as a pattern for the circle
  2. Place a spoonful of filling in the middle.

    A photo of a the dough circles and the filling
  3. Close the edges of the dough around the filling, using your fingers or a fork.

    To close traditionally, watch the video below:

    A photo of a hand holding a finished empanada, ready to coat with egg and bake

  4. Coat with raw egg for a golden-brown finish.
  5. Cook at 400° F for about 20 minutes.

Yields 12 empanadas.

WAYS TO PRAY FOR ARGENTINA

Economic Distress: Pray for those who have lost their jobs in Argentina due to the quarantine, as well as for the economy, which has been unstable for the last several years.


Author Bio: Elicia Ramirez and her husband, Jeremias, grew up in Argentina. Jeremias is from Argentina, while Elicia is the daughter of WGM global workers. The Ramirez family is now in Indiana and have three children: Lucy, Liam, and Mara.

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