An empanada is effectively a savoury or sweet stuffed bread pocket. When baked, they come out like calzones and when fried they come out like samosas. Eaten as a snack or meal, this South American inspired beef recipe is the most popular in the Western hemisphere of the world. Having said that our scrummy little pies are a bit of work from scratch, they’re healthful and worth it! See my empanadas making hack.