Friday, December 10, 2010

Beef Empanadas (Beef Patties)


1 lb. browned ground beef or cooked shredded chicken
1/2 medium onion, diced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 green bell pepper, diced
3 garlic cloves, crushed
1/8 c. chopped fresh cilantro
1/8 c. sliced green olives
salt and pepper, to taste
1/4-1/2 jalapeno, minced (optional)
1 tbsp. tomato paste
1 pkg. Goya Sazon with annato
1pkg Goya Discs for Empanadas
1 cup vegetable oil for frying.

FILLING: Brown ground beef (drain excess grease), or sauté shredded chicken in 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Add all the ingredients and cook for an additional 10 minutes stirring occasionally. Let cool.
COOKING: Preheat the vegetable oil in a frying pan at about a medium temperature. Place about 2 tablespoons of the filling in the dough and seal the edges with a fork.
Deep fry for about 5 minutes on each side, then place on dish lined with paper-towels. Press another layer of paper towels over the top.

For a healthier take... These CAN be fried...

(if you feel adventurous, you can play with the stuffing.. I've done ham and cheese, peperoni and mozzarella, sweet plantain and cheddar, etc..)


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wacki04@TheKing'sCourt IV said...

I've never had an empanada before but this sounds great!