How to Make Empanadas Recipe

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Empanadas: Empanada is a pastry crust or meat pie with a filling of beef and vegetables, ham and cheese, or other stuff usually cooked in an oven, or sometimes fried. It's a popular snack food in South America and Mexico.

Empanadas Recipe Courtesy of Ann Hazard

Recipe Ingredients:

2 cups of flour
1 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
milk ( as needed)
2 tbsp solid vegetable shortening
2 cups vegetable or olive oil

Recipe Instructions:

To prepare delicious empanadas, combine flour, salt and baking powder and sift together thoroughly.
Using two dinner knives, cut shortening into flour mixture until mixed. As you go along, add enough milk (water may be substituted) to slightly moisten dough. Douh should be easy to handle, but not sticky. (In the event that it becomes sticky,add a bit more flour.)
Let stand for about ten minutes. On a lightly floured wooden cutting board,roll dough until thin. Using a jar top,cut dough into eight circles, about four inches in diameter.
Place one heaping teaspoon of filling in middle of each circle. Fold dough over in half, then pinch edges together in a semicircle to hold in filling.
Heat oil in deep frying pan until a drop of water sizzles when it lands in the oil. Fry empanadas in oil until golden brown-about three minutes per side. Drain empanadas on paper towels. (enpanadas)

Enjoy this delicious empanadas Mexican recipe!

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Product Reviews
5 Stars based on 5 Review(s)
Rancho Fiesta
Valley Center, CA
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

great flakey crust
July 26, 2015

like a pie crust, it has no eggs. this is an easy and great recipe for empanadas, i do use a larger cutter (6") though.

La Crosse, Wisconsin
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

I'm just curious, making them tomorrow. No eggs in the dough?
January 9, 2014

making them tomorrow. No eggs in the dough?
Merchant Response:
Sorry, I guess the recipe from Ann Hazard does not use egg, but I can tell you that it makes sense to add an egg as well. I hope it works for you. Make great Empanadas!

San Diego CA
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

March 1, 2012

Great recipe

Diana Martinez
5 Stars

Review for Empanadas
October 12, 2009

very good

5 Stars

Review for Empanadas
May 27, 2009

it was so good

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