How to Make Highlands Corned Beef Empanadas

Fried or baked, which way of empanadas do you like most?

Empanada is one of my family’s favorite snacks, our preferred fried empanada. The crusty dough and tasty filling are truly savory snacks to enjoy. Everyone has their own way of cooking empanada preferred filling. Let me share with you my empanada recipe, where I used Highlands Corned Beef as the filling.


  • ½ cup butter
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ water
  • Small amount of salt
  • 2 can Highlands Corned Beef
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • 1 quart of oil for frying


In a bowl combine flour, baking powder, sugar and salt.  Whisk together. Cut butter into flour using hand or pastry cutter. Add water, egg and mix until forms into a dough. Knead the dough until smooth. Wrap dough in a plastic and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Heat 2 tablespoons of cooking oil in a pan. Ass the onion, garlic and cook until tender. Add on the Highlands Corned Beef, stir frequently until slightly browned. Set aside in a bowl.

Form the dough into balls, like 2 to 3 inches. Roll each dough ball into a thin circle. Spoon some of Highlands Corned Beef filling onto the center, and then fold into half circle shape. Seal edges by pressing with fingers. You can as well use the empanada molder for easy and fast making.

Heat oil in a deep-fryer and then place two to 4 pies into the fryer. Cook for about 5 minutes, turning once to brown on both sides. Drain the excess oil with paper towels.

Serve and enjoy!

Why I used Highlands Corned Beef?

Hindi Malitid and Hindi Masebo plus it is made of Angus Beef 🐄 100% Pure Beef. It’s absolutely premium yet affordable for just Php65.00 you can already have 150g size of Highlands Gold Corned Beef.

Why stick to your usual corned beef if you can #MoveOnToSomethingBetter


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  1. Wow ang sarap naman mg Highlands conern beef gawing empanada dahil hindi masebo at malitid saktong sakto sa empanada na ganawa mo ma.. salamat sa pag share ng recipe

  2. Sarap naman po nito. Gusto ko rin po matry ito gawin dito sa bahay..

    1. I love Corned beef for breakfast. Will try this brand next time. Looks so yummy! 😋👌

  3. Oh wow these empanadas look so yummy! I would love to try these out! I bet they’re so amazing!

  4. I love it fried too. And Highlands corned beef is a great filling.

  5. This looks so good and your post is very timely. It seems easy to follow so I might make this recipe this weekend 🙂 Thank you for sharing

  6. BEEF EMPANADAS sounds so yummm. Gonna try this recipe tonight. Thanks for sharing

  7. Yum!! I love empanadas. I’ve never had them baked but I do enjoy the fried ones. I will have to give this a try!

  8. yay! madail lang pala ito gawin. akala ko mahirap at pwedeng i dip fry lang. buti na lang! super miss ko na kumain ng empanada! i havent tried highlands looks like ill like it too!

    1. Looks yummy. I have to skip the beef part, maybe fill with chicken. Would like to try

  9. I’ve never tried making empanada. My late sister used to make it (and galantina) on holidays. They were her specialties. It seems easy enough to follow your recipe. I might give it a go one of these days just to honour her. I’ll use Highlands also, just to be sure of the ingredients.

  10. Wow this is the Pinoy-style pastry that I miss here in Australia. We use Highlands before and it is my Mom’s favorite too.

  11. Wow! I would love to try it. We love Highlands corned beef para syang imported corned beef so for sure this is delicious.

  12. Yay! Pwede palang gawing empanada ang corned beef. For sure masarap to!! Will try to follow your recipe 🙂

  13. I love my empanadas and I am going to try to make mine. Thanks for sharing!

  14. I have always wanted to make empanadas and I am a huge fan of corned beef! I just know these are going to taste amazing.

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