How to make meat pies? so it will be easier

In case you don’t know how to make meat pies, We are going to show you a very simple recipe and with which you will make all your relatives happy.

When it comes to pleasing the palate of many, empanadas turn out to be a wild card because it is very difficult to find someone who does not like them. These fried foods, very famous in Colombia and other Latin American countries, usually have a variety of fillings such as chicken, rice, shrimp and/or cheese, but one of the favorites of expert eaters is meat.

If you want to learn how to make box fritters or know what is the best formula to prepare meat empanadas, then here we present it to you:

How to make meat pies

It’s time for you to get in the kitchen and kick it out of the stadium! Get all the ingredients you need ready, put yourself in chef mode and make this easy recipe that everyone will want to eat again and again:

Preparation time60 minutesCooking time 50 minutesCategoryEntranceKitchenColombianKeywordsDough, fried, food, ChristmasFor how many people4PortionMediumCalories141Fat5.12 g


  • Half a kilo of meat to shred (skirt, brisket or overbelly)
  • 1/2 kilo of corn flour
  • One big onion, diced
  • Two diced tomatoes
  • Oil
  • 1 head of garlic finely chopped
  • 6 medium potatoes
  • Cumin
  • Thyme
  • garlic powder
  • Salt
  • Water


Step 1. Cook

The first thing you should do is get a good dough. Here we teach you how to make empanada dough easily. Cook the meat in the pressure cooker along with water and allow it to beep for about 45 minutes, when you feel it soft, let it cool a bit and crumble it. Meanwhile, peel and dice the potatoes; take them to cook in salted water for about 12 minutes over high heat. When the potatoes are done, drain the water. Heat a frying pan, add a little oil and fry the onion and garlic. Add the tomato and stir a little so that it releases its water. Add seasonings like thyme, salt, cumin and garlic powder. Finally add the meat and potatoes. Mix very well.

Step 2. Boil

Once you see that the stew is thick and the tomato has released its juices, it means that it is ready. Heat enough oil in a pan. At this point you should already have the empanada dough made so it will be time to start filling. Put pieces of the dough on a plastic moistened with a little oil, add the amount of filling you want, fold the bag and cut with the mouth of a medium plate. Take out the empanada and take it to fry at once. Remember that you must let them take their characteristic golden color, take them out and drain them on kitchen paper. Repeat this action until you finish with all the dough and that’s it. Enjoy these empanadas at home!

If you missed any details of our recipe, it doesn’t matter! We share an explanatory video with the step by step so you can see it as many times as you need it:

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