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I have to admit that I made these using my own empanada dough#151502, but made the filling pretty much as stated only using leftover beef that I keep in my freezer. The filling from this is excellent but there are a lot of different flavors going on in this, so you would have to have a palette for these kinds of flavors. I only used a handful of raisins as I was not certain if my family would go for them in the empanadas, I did add in the egg which I have never used before in empanada filling, I have to say that these were different but very good. I will make the filling again but omit the raisins totally. Thanks fora great recipe Cheryl!...Kitten

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Kittencal@recipezazz January 26, 2006

Wow! Great flavor! I'm from Tampa and have had various types of empanadas. This one really taste wonderful. I used packaged empanada dough from the freezer (I'm not much on spending lots of time in the kitchen). This was quick and delicious! I'm thrilled that I can make an empanada that comes out great! Thank you McMysterShopper!

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CMarsh6744 September 14, 2010

Wow!! The filling was full of flavor. I did leave out the raisins, don't really like them. I used another dough recipe. While I was assembling my empanadas, my hubby kept sneaking into the kitchen and eating the filling...My husband and I love it, we can't stop eating them! Thank you for the yummy recipe ^^

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eager cook November 19, 2007

These are great Cheryl! I've never made empanadas before and was surprised at how easy it is. Followed your recipe for the ingredients, however because I was using an inexpensive (CHEAP) cut of meat, I cooked it in the crockpot with a small can of salsa verde. Added the diced potatoes 1 hour before it was finished, and then added the olives and red peppers just before filling the pockets. It was so good that I saved some for appetizers for our guest (from Mexico) tonight!

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Galley Wench August 09, 2006

This filling was wonderful. I made it with dough #74211 which worked wonderfully.

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Kana December 31, 2009

These were excellent! I left out the raisins and olives because we don't really like them. I also used an orange pepper because I had that on hand, but no red pepper. Made for ZWT4.

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Scarlett516 June 28, 2008

Great recipe. I loved the filling. I omited the raisins and added a diced boiled carrot instead. Im glad I had some filling left because it is really yummy. I can't comment on the though because I used prepackaged empanada dough to save time.I will try it next time. =0)

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Spyce November 11, 2007

Absolutely fantastic! The whole family just loved these. I did have to use a different recipe for the dough as I did not have lard or shortening on hand (I used #151502) so I can't comment on the dough, but the filling was out of this world! Luckily I had some left over and I will use it in some sandwich wraps during the week! I also omitted the raisins as I do not care for them but did everything else exactly as the recipe. YUMMY! Thanks for sharing.

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Denise J November 12, 2006

Yum!!! Used butter flavored Crisco - amazing flavor and super easy dough. Very yummy and authentic, just like our Argentinian panaderia's back home. I understand that many people dont like the raisins or the olives, but that's what sets them apart and makes them authentic South American, you just HAVE TO TRY them with the raisins - at least a few - at least once. It might surprise you.

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maricarmenpijem July 07, 2015

Great empanadas. Used ground beef and DH only left me one green olive. Turned out great and easy to do.

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