Minced meat dumplings (in oven)

Those of you who already know me a little will know how much it costs me put your hands in the dough, but still I never stopped trying and this time I dared with some minced meat patties. The result was great and they flew in no time, so I'm sure I'll repeat!

** Extra note: Some readers have asked me about vegan recipes so if the recipe is already vegan then ready, but if not at the end of each recipe you can find a suggestion Vegetarian food and a vegan I hope it can be of use to you!

Minced meat dumplings

Degree of difficulty: Easy

Preparation time: 15 min. + baking time


For the mass (in grams):

  • 100 of water
  • 50 of olive oil
  • 230 of flour
  • Half teaspoon shawl
  • Un egg (to paint)

For the filling:

  • 250 gr. of mince
  • 1 onion
  • 2 teeth of Garlic it
  • 3 tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Sal Island
  • Pepper


We start by preparing the filling. In a frying pan, heat the tablespoon of olive oil, cut the onion into cubes, the garlic cloves into slices and add everything to the hot oil. When the onion and garlic are taking color add the minced meat, salt, pepper and mix well.

While the meat is browning a little, grate the tomatoes and add them. Mix again and leave it on the fire for a few minutes.

Minced meat dumplings

You already have the filling ready, reserve it to cool while you prepare the . In a bowl, mix the flour, the salt, the oil and add the water little by little until you obtain a dough that is easy to handle, does not stick to your hands and you can easily make a ball with it.

Now separate balls of the size you prefer, depending on the size you want for the empanadillas. I made 10 balls.

Minced meat dumplings

Now if you have this cute little gadget that it is used to make great dumplings, if not, take a plate and stretch one of the balls you have made into it, put the filling almost in the center and close the dough. To seal the edges so that the patty does not open, you can use a fork. Place it on the lightly greased baking tray (or covered with parchment paper) and repeat the operation until you finish with all the balls. Finally, paint the dumplings with the beaten egg and bake them until they turn golden.

Minced meat dumplings

And you already have your minced meat patties.

Minced meat dumplings

When serving ...

I served them as is but if you want to give it a curious touch you can put them in a circle on the plate and put salad in the center, for example.

Recipe suggestions:

  • Minced meat can be substituted for tuna.
  • You can add more ingredients, whether you make them from minced meat or if you make them from tuna, for example carrots, mushrooms, pepper...

Vegetarian suggestion: Fill them with spinach, goat cheese and pine nuts. Irresistible!

Vegan suggestion: Eliminate the egg from painting the dough and fill them with caramelized onion, mushrooms and a touch of herbs to taste, for example Provencal herbs.

  • Another option is to fry the dumplings, in that case it is not necessary to paint them with egg.

The best…

You already have the dough that would be the main thing in the recipe, then the filling can vary to the taste and imagination of each one. 1 dough = endless recipes!

Bon appetit!

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  1.   Gabriela said

    Hello, it's nice to find your blog, I just have a doubt, the amounts you put in are in grams. These dumplings are celebrating, thank you very much for your contributions, receive a cordial greeting from Tennessee USA.

    1.    ummu aisha said

      Hello Gabriela!

      We are very happy that you liked the recipe. The amounts are as you say, in grams; )

      Greetings and thanks to you for your comment!