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.