Puerto Rican Fried Meat Pies: Empanadas

Recipe by Chef Smooth
READY IN: 40mins
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • DOUGH: combine all the dry ingredients in electric mixer, add all the wet ingredients. Mix for about 3 minutes until well combined. Dough will form.
  • Take it out and knead for about 3 minutes, let sit wrapped in plastic-wrap for another 15 minutes.
  • Divide into 12 pieces, then roll into 4 inch circles.
  • FILLING: Brown ground beef (drain excess grease), or sauté shredded chicken in 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil. Add all the ingredients and cook for an additional 10 minutes stirring occasionally. Let cool.
  • COOKING: Preheat the oil in a frying pan at about a medium temperature. Place about 2 tablespoons of the filling in the dough and seal the edges with a fork.
  • Fry for about 5 minutes on each side, then place on dish lined with paper-towels.
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