Pumpkin-Chard-Mince Empanadas

Everybody knows them: Empanadas – delicious, filled dumplings!* 🍂🥟
They are available in different variations, whether sweet or savory, with a meat or vegetarian filling, for an aperitif or as a meal, they are a real treat!
To match the autumn, my empanadas had a pumpkin-mangold minced meat filling, which, by the way, not only goes well with a dough, but also with potatoes, rice or noodles.
The recipe is for the filling as well as for the dough. Alternatively, you can also use a ready-made cake dough to make it faster. But trying these autumnal empanadas is definitely worth trying. 🧡

I’ve been trying out Oswald’s spice set for three weeks now and they’ve been used in my kitchen for 3 weeks! My favorites? Definitely the Rustica Classic, herbal sea salt & salad mix! 😍 It’s fascinating how spices enhance a dish, don’t you think?
I have always been a fan of Oswald spices, especially because the spices are made in Switzerland and because there is a long and loving tradition behind the recipe ideas. All the more reason to look forward to this collaboration with Oswald.

Empanadas with Pumpkin-Chard-Mince-Filling

Dish Main Course, Snack
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 30 Pieces
Author Gloria Corazon Sommer



  • 300 g Beef Minced Meet
  • 200 g Pumpkin
  • 2 Stalks Chard
  • 1 pcs Onion
  • 2 pc Garlic
  • 1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 1 Tsp. Oswald Rustica Classic
  • Salt & Pepper


  • 500 g Urdinkel Flour or Spelt Flour
  • 100 g Butter
  • 2 pcs. Eggs
  • 200 ml Water (lukewarm)
  • 1 Tsp. Salt

Ingredients for Brushing

  • 1 pc Egg Yolk
  • 2 Tbsp. Milk


  1. Chop the onion and garlic, wash the Hokkaido, remove the seeds, dice finely and then fry everything in a pan with olive oil.

  2. Add the minced meat and fry.

  3. Wash and finely chop the chard, add to the filling and simmer for 5-10 minutes.

  4. Season with Oswald Rustica Classic, salt and pepper and then refrigerate in the refrigerator.

  5. For the dough put flour, salt and butter in a bowl and work into a crumbly dough.

  6. Add eggs and water, knead to a smooth dough, then cover and let rest for 20 minutes.

  7. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees circulating air or 180 degrees top/bottom heat.

    Roll out the dough on a floured work surface and cut out rondelles with a round cookie cutter (in my case it was a diameter of 10 cm) and put a tablespoon of filling on top.

  8. Fold one half of the dough upwards and press the edges well. Press the edges either with a fork or fold them inwards.

  9. Mix the egg yolks and milk in a bowl and brush the empanadas with it. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes.


The warm empanadas are accompanied by a tomato salsa (tomatoes, spring onions and Oswald Agliata spice) or a delicious leaf salad.

By the way, I tried the Oswald spices not only for my empanadas, but also for my salads, stuffed pumpkin, hummus and pumpkin patties. The spices are definitely used every day! ❤️ You also can find the whole recipe on www.oswaldrezepte.ch

I hope you enjoyed the recipe & I look forward to your comments on my autumnal empanadas and let me know how your version of this recipe has become!

♡ Gloria Corazon Sommer

P.S. made my recipe? Mark your post with @corazonfood or #corazonfood on Instagram!

*Contains advertising – in friendly cooperation with Oswald!


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