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Beef, chorizo and olive empanadas with corn salsa

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For a simple yet impressive weeknight dinner, whip up these beef, chorizo and olive empanadas. Served with a zesty corn salsa, this dish is sure to be a hit.

  • Serves4
  • Cook time35 minutes
  • Prep time25 minutes, (+ cooling time)


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 400g Coles Australian Beef Fillet Steak, chopped into 1cm pieces
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 chorizo, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • ½ cup (60g) pitted green olives, sliced
  • 3 sheets ready rolled shortcrust pastry, just thawed
  • 1 Coles Brand Australian Free Range Egg, whisked
  • 4 pack Coles Fresh Sweet Corn, husks and silks removed
  • ⅓ cup (50g) drained semi-dried tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1 avocado, stone removed, peeled, chopped
  • ⅔ cup coriander, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • Lime wedges, to serve

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  1. Step 1

    Heat half the oil in a medium frying pan over medium heat. Cook the beef for 2 mins or until browned (be careful not to overcook the beef as it will continue cooking in the oven). Transfer to a plate.
  2. Step 2

    Heat the remaining oil in the same pan over medium heat. Cook half the onion and all the chorizo for 5 mins or until chorizo is browned and crispy. Add the garlic, cumin and cinnamon and cook for 1 min. Add the tomato paste and cook for 2 mins. Return the meat to the pan with the olive. Stir to combine. Remove from heat. Season. Set aside to cool completely.
  3. Step 3

    Preheat oven to 200°C. Use an 11.5cm pastry cutter to cut 12 discs from the pastry. Place 2 tbsp of the mixture into the centre of each disc. Fold the pastry over to enclose the filling. Press the edges to seal and crimp with a fork. Brush with the egg. Place, seam-side up, on a large baking tray lined with baking paper and cook for 25 mins or until golden.
  4. Step 4

    Meanwhile, preheat a barbecue or chargrill pan on high. Chargrill corn, turning frequently, for 10-12 mins or until charred on all sides. Use a sharp knife to cut down close to the cob to remove the kernels. Discard the cob. Place the corn kernels in a bowl with the remaining onion, tomato, avocado and coriander. Season well. Add the lime juice and toss to combine. Serve the empanadas with corn salsa and lime wedges.