Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Exploring Empanadas

Empanadas are those wonderful little crescent packets of paistry or bread stuffed with some kind of delicious goodies - meat, cheese, veggies, whatever.  And they are addictively delicious.  Perfect for a party, snacks, packing for lunch or make a meal out of them.  You can stuff them with practically anything. But, here are some of my favorite ideas on the web....

and remember:  you can make your own pastry, or you can buy it pre-made in the store.  
Goya brand comes in plastic package like tortilla shells, but are called "discos" or "tapas"
For more on folding your shells, go HERE.

Now on to the recipes....

onion, carrot, sweet potato, peas, raisins, rice wine, rice vinegar, soy sauce
includes recipe for empanada dough

corn, scallions & pre-made puff pastry for crust
also includes serving suggestions

chicken broth, ground beef, cloves, cilantro, discos

Chipotle Chicken Empanadas
cumin, queso, coriander, peppers, onion

ground beef, potatoe, scallions, garlic, raisins, tomato sauce/paste, pie dough crust

creamed corn, corn, ricotta, queso fresco, paprika, cumin, any dough

onions, cumin, cinnamon, package dough, 
Dipping sauce: Mango chutney, cilantro, sour cream


jalapeno, bell pepper, onion, cilantro, corn, cumin

olive oil, package pie crust

Pork & Apple Empanadas
pre-made dough


  1. Nice round-up. Thanks for including me.

  2. you're welcome, ninette! today is the day i'm going to be making empenadas for the first time, taking from a few of these and the ingredients that i have on hand - i'm so looking forward to it!