Empanadas I

Empanadas I

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"This is a fairly quick and easy recipe for empanadas. A friend recently gave it to me, and my whole family loved them!!! Just about any kind of fruit, including melon, is fine. Or make the meat filling by using your favorite type of meat. Make one of the fillings or double the dough and make both!"
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Ingredients

1 h 30 m servings 415 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 415 kcal
  • 21%
  • Fat:
  • 19.7 g
  • 30%
  • Carbs:
  • 49.7g
  • 16%
  • Protein:
  • 11.3 g
  • 23%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 24 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium:
  • 312 mg
  • 12%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. To make dough: In a medium mixing bowl, combine flour and salt. Cut in the shortening till pieces are the size of small peas. Add a small amount of water to slightly moisten. Form dough into a ball. Roll out the dough to about 1/8 inch thick and cut into 4-inch circles. Lightly flour both sides of circles.
  2. To make fruit filling: In a saucepan combine fruit, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Heat over medium heat until hot, thoroughly mixing.
  3. To make meat filling: In a medium skillet saute the onion and green pepper in olive oil. Add tomato paste, water, and vinegar, and cook for 20 minutes. Add meat and coat thoroughly with the sauce.
  4. Place a large spoonful of one of the above mixtures to the center of a dough circle. Place another circle on top. Fasten the two circles together by pressing the edges with a fork. These may then be baked in a preheated 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) until golden brown.

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Most helpful positive review

I loved the empanadas but I like the empanadas that my mother makes better. You can also just have cheese for the filling. It tastes soo good that I just had to tell you all. ...

Most helpful critical review

This was a ton of work for a disaster I ended up throwing away. Fault may have been partially mine - I don't work much with dough - but even pulling the filling out and trying to eat it separat...

I loved the empanadas but I like the empanadas that my mother makes better. You can also just have cheese for the filling. It tastes soo good that I just had to tell you all. ...

I am rating the pastry only, because I made up my own filling. The pastry is very light, and very flaky. Mine didn't brown that well (maybe needs an egg wash?) but tasted fantastic nonetheless...

This was a ton of work for a disaster I ended up throwing away. Fault may have been partially mine - I don't work much with dough - but even pulling the filling out and trying to eat it separat...

It is real easy if you find out that you can use PITAS'!!! And if you do you can just half them & put in the filling of your choise!!!

I made these as desert empanadas for a "mexican themed" gathering I attended. They were quite good, and everyone liked them. Regarding the dough, I put the ingredients in my breadmaker and l...

These rolled out really well, I thought it was to wet at first, but it was all ok after I started rolling with flour. Everyone at work liked them, we used them for a cooking project for the dis...

FANTASTIC!!!! My boyfriend is from South America and he was so excited when I made these for him. THANK YOU!!!

was a waste of my time and supplies. I followed the recipe to the "T" and it flopped!!

Yummy...