9 Reviews

Absolutely delicious, Di! I made these a day ahead of time, and made 12 smaller ones because just the two of us using them for snacks. Refrigerated them, then cooked just 4 today (in the oven) and froze the rest for later. Even just the 4 were very filling, but I can't wait to have the rest! Thanks for a great recipe! :o)

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Terri F. May 06, 2002

Deciding at 5pm to make empanadas for dinner was not the most well-thought-out choice, but I'm glad I did! So dinner wasn't until 8pm... Okay, my variations: not fresh tomatoes, but a 15-oz can of diced tomatoes. Misread the recipe & used 3 Tbsp (instead of 3 tsp) of shortening. Probably overhandled dough, because it came out a bit tough. Filling was fabulous (95% lean ground pork). Six 6" rounds of dough, but enough filling for 7 empanadas. Also, calories shown were for 1 of 4 empanadas, when the recipe makes 6. Had to re-do the math on that. Thank you! I've always wanted to try making empanadas, and I call this a successful first try!

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8hands4jesus May 17, 2013

my daughter told me about empanadas, this pastry recipe is so easy to make, with ingredients that I always have on hand. It was easy to roll out, made 6 large empanadas . I did moisten the edges of the pastry to get them to seal properly. I made a different filling for mine using leftover roast beef, mushrooms, onions,black olives and barbeque sauce, so I can't comment on that part.

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deirdrercox February 14, 2010

Very disappointing. They are edible but taste like Manwich sloppy joes. I have no choice but to serve them with my mexican themed brunch tomorrow, but will not make them again.

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swissmartha January 01, 2009

I only used the dough from this recipe and it was great to work with. Next time I will try the filling. Thanks for an easy dough recipe!!!

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Silvano December 28, 2008

i use store bought biscuits instead of the dough. these are amazing!!! my hubby craves these!

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@m@nd@ December 28, 2008

This is truly a keeper. Wow my DH is from PR and he loved this sais it remends him of home. Thank you...

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barbara in Tx June 14, 2008

We loved the seasonings in the filling of this recipe. I was unable to finish the recipe as directed due to running out of time. It was one of those days :) I had made the filling & dough and was letting them chill before rolling & stuffing. When I finally got back to the kitchen in a rush, I simply poured the filling into a casserole dish, rolled out the dough to top it, and baked. It ended up like a pot pie & the flavors were wonderful. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

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Susie D December 05, 2004
Empanadas