image imageWe were recently in Sedona AZ at Lisa Dahl’s restaurant, Mariposa.  We had the most amazing beef empanadas with chimichurri sauce.  I used this recipe and  came pretty close.


1 lb. ground beef browned

1 sweet onion chopped finely sauted

1tsp cumin

1tsp cinammon

1/4 tsp cayenne

mix all together


dough:  2 3/4 c flour, 3/4 c lard melted in 1 c. Water


mix dough and chill 2hrs  divide into twelve balls,  flatten thin fill with meat finish edges by dog earring edges (signature style for Argentinian empanadas)


serve with  chimichurri sauce

1 c parsley

1 c cilantro

1/8 c oregano

1 c olive oil

1/2 onion

4 cloves garlic

cayenne to taste