This was a really great recipe. The dipping sauce set this over the top! I tried blending the cream cheese in with the filling as another reviewer suggested. I would not recommend this as it kind of gave the filling the appearance canned dog food. Next time I think I may try spreading the cream cheese first or LIGHLTY tossing with the filling at the last minute. Overall, this was a truly great and unique combo of flavors.
I made this for some friends, and everyone liked them very much. The clump of cheese was a little visually unattractive, but the sauce is killer! That was everyone's favorite part of this appetizer.
ABSOLUTELY Loved this, TRUE! Enjoy recipes that are a bit different too! Cream cheese in microwave for 10 seconds did the trick! DEFINATELY again this recipe I would PICK! OUTSTANDING!!!
Fabulous Empanadas! The cinnamon really stands out in this recipe and is balanced well with the chili powder and brown sugar. These are not overly sweet at all. The dipping sauce totally changes the flavors from sweet to spicy and takes it from empanada to a completely original tasting recipe - once I saw Sriracha I knew I would love the sauce! I made this recipe as part of our family RSC Pillow Recipe "Party." The guys preferred this one dipped in sour cream but I enjoyed the sauce (I like it hot - so thank your DH for me!) Good Luck Chef!
We enjoyed the heat of this, and my DH really enjoyed the dipping sauce. The piece of cream cheese bothered some in the family. Maybe if it was blended in with the meat mixture it would have worked better. Thanks for creating this recipe!