Easy Recipes

Easy South American-Style Veggie Maria Empanada



Based on the recipe for empanadas from South America’s Paraguay, here is a variation recipe for Veggie Maria with avocado. It’s an easy party recipe made with dumpling wrappers. Enjoy it deliciously with salsa. (Makes 15 pieces)

Veggie Maria Cherry Tomato Halves 60g
Tropical Maria Avocado Dices 70g
Ground meat 250g
Minced onion 100g
Hard-boiled egg 2 pieces
Salt 5g
Pepper 3g
Dumpling skin (large size) 15 sheets
Oil (used for deep frying)


  • Thaw the frozen avocado dices.
  • Lightly oil a frying pan, sauté the meat, onions, and tomatoes, add salt and pepper once thoroughly cooked.
  • Coarsely chop the boiled eggs and avocado dices, combine them with (2), and mix roughly.
  • Put the filling into the dumpling skins and fold them into a half-moon shape, brush some water on the edges of the dumplings and close them. Use the tip of a fork to press the openings so that they are firmly sealed.
  • Deep fry in oil at 180°C until the surface of the skin is puffed up and serve.

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