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That is an empanada sauce created particularly for serving with the home made empanadas I shared at this time. Loosely primarily based on a conventional Colombian sauce known as hogao, it has a wickedly good smokey flavour from char-roasting tomatoes within the oven. Use leftovers as a dip!

Dipping Beef empanada in sauce

I’m a agency believer than empanadas needs to be so nice, you wish to seize them straight out of the oven and eat them plain. Make the beef empanadas – and you’ll! Sizzling and crispy on the skin, juicy and flavourful on the within, it’s the whole lot an empanada needs to be!

Nevertheless it is good to have one thing moist to dip empanadas into as a result of the fact is that there’s solely so juicy you may make the empanada filling with out compromising the crispiness of the bottom. Empanadas will not be like, say, Aussie meat pies which have molten gravy fillings.

Whereas the beef empanada recipe consists of numerous easy sauce choices, this empanada sauce was created particularly and is by far the very best!

Empanada sauce with empanadas

Components in empanada sauce

This empanada sauce relies on a conventional Colombian sauce known as hogao and is made with tomato that’s roasted till charred for lovely smoky flavour.

Empanada sauce ingredients
  • Tomatoes – 2 medium ones, about 125g/4oz every.

  • Garlic cloves – Peel the pores and skin off however maintain them entire.

  • Spices – cumin for flavour and cayenne pepper for a heat buzz.

  • Sugar – only a tiny quantity, to stability the flavour

  • Lime juice – for freshness/bitter. Substitute with lemon or a vinegar (it’s solely a small quantity so substitutions are versatile)

  • Inexperienced onion – for a little bit of freshness and good bits of inexperienced within the sauce

Learn how to make Empanada sauce

Two easy steps:

  1. Roast the tomato and garlic till you get good charred edges which supplies the sauce its particular smokey flavour; then

  2. Blitz!

Making Empanada sauce
Roast the tomatoes till charred on the sides for a stunning smokey flavour

Serve with contemporary, home made empanadas.

Weep with pleasure.

No recipe video for this one as a result of it’s an additional recipe for the beef empanadas and comparatively straight ahead. Although I can by no means resist if there’s demand, so depart your request under for those who’d like a recipe video! – Nagi x

Dipping empanada in Empanada sauce

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Empanada sauce with empanadas

Empanada dipping sauce

This can be a dipping sauce to accompany the beef empanadas that I revealed at this time, although it may be used for any sort of empanadas – or used as a dip for corn chips, veggie sticks and so on! Loosely primarily based on a conventional Colombian sauce known as hogao. Makes sufficient for 1 batch beef empanadas.


  • Preheat the oven to 220°C/425°F (200°C fan).

  • Roast tomato 20 min – Toss the tomatoes and garlic with the olive oil in a bowl. Place the tomatoes on the tray, lower aspect up, then roast for 20 minutes.

  • Roast garlic 15 min – Add garlic to the tray and roast for an additional quarter-hour till the sides of the tomato are browned. Take away from oven and funky on tray.

  • Blitz – Switch to a container that simply suits the top of a stick blender. Add all remaining elements besides the inexperienced onion. Blitz till easy – about 5 seconds. Add the inexperienced onion and blitz till it is finely chopped.

  • Serve with empanadas – or corn chips, vegetable sticks, bread!

Recipe Notes:

Leftovers will maintain for five days within the fridge. or freezer for 3 months.
Diet for entire batch.

Diet Info:

Energy: 182cal (9%)Carbohydrates: 13g (4%)Protein: 3g (6%)Fats: 15g (23%)Saturated Fats: 2g (13%)Polyunsaturated Fats: 2gMonounsaturated Fats: 10gSodium: 596mg (26%)Potassium: 621mg (18%)Fiber: 3g (13%)Sugar: 7g (8%)Vitamin A: 2057IU (41%)Vitamin C: 38mg (46%)Calcium: 39mg (4%)Iron: 1mg (6%)

Lifetime of Dozer

He doesn’t realise this sauce comes with beefy empanadas. You snooze, you lose Dozer!




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