Online Cooking Class - Argentinian Holiday Empanadas

Empanadas are everywhere in Argentina, but the really good ones are reserved for holiday celebrations.

In this virtual holiday cooking class with Chef Daniel, you will learn how to prepare two Argentinean empanadas completely from scratch. Chef Daniel will begin by teaching you how to make traditional empanada dough as well as two fillings — beef, and spinach and béchamel. Then, you will learn the secret method to frying your empanadas for the perfect holiday meal.

  • Cooking class is fully interactive.
  • Chef accompanies you throughout the entire process.
  • Ask as many questions as you want!
  • Order ingredients online and have them delivered to your door.
  • Recipes Recipe links are sent in your booking confirmation.
  • Ingredients Ingredients can be adapted for dietary restrictions or lack of availability and can be delivered by your preferred local grocer with the link below.
  • Technology Connect with the chef using Zoom on your computer, tablet or mobile device.
  • Class Participation Chime in with questions through audio or chat. Use of video is optional.
  • Class Size Public class sizes are between 4 to 20 connections to provide an opportunity for all guests to participate and ask questions. Private classes can accommodate up to 498 guests.
  • Event Duration 2 hours
  • Labels Date Night, Fun, Gourmet, Holiday, Latin


Fresh or frozen spinach
Unsalted butter
All-purpose flour
Whole milk
Parmesan cheese
80/20 ground sirloin
Red bell pepper
Tomatoes, preferably Roma
Black olives, optional
Red wine
Chicken stock, optional

Kitchen Equipment

Rolling pin
Cutting board
Medium size bowl
Paring knife
For regular size empanadas: 5-inch dish or bowl, or a 5-inch round cookie cutter
For cocktail size empanadas: 3.5-inch dish, glass or bowl, or a 3.5-inch cookie cutter
Heavy pot or cast iron skillet
Spider or slotted spoon
Cookie sheet
Pastry brush
Wire rack, optional
Two small pots
One skillet
Paper towels
Bag of ice

Cozymeal guest reviews for this experience


16 Jan 2021

Did a great job instructing and checking in! Would be great if the instructions ahead of time tell us how to prep all the ingredients (any chopping etc) since his ingredients were already fully prepped and his to scramble a bit to do that part.

John M.

07 Jan 2021

Excellent class, so fun!

Jeanne W.

06 Jan 2021

Learned so much, very patient

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$ 39 Per device

2-hour class hosted on Zoom. Tax included.

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Chef Daniel
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Originally from Argentina, with its own special mix of cultures, Chef Daniel has lived in Los Angeles for the past 35 years where he has been exposed to its rich diversity of cuisines. This wide range of experiences influences and informs his food on a daily basis, enabling him to borrow ingredients and techniques from one another. Chef Daniel aims to teach fundamentals to his students, so they need not rely on recipes.

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