Ingredients

How to make it

  • Filling:
  • Sauté the onions and garlic in the oil over medium heat for 1 minute. Put the ground beef in and begin to brown. When the beef is cooked through, add in the broth, green olives, raisins and bring to a simmer. Let the liquid reduce until it's almost gone. Fold in the eggs and potatoes and place by the spoonful into your prepared empanada dough and cook accordingly.
  • Dough:
  • Mix the dry ingredients together. Cut in the lard with a pastry cutter or 2 knives until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Whisk egg and mix into chicken broth. Mix the broth and egg into the flour mixture and knead until dough forms. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Lightly flour a surface and roll out dough to 1/4 inch thick. Cut into 4-inch circles for small empanadas, 5-inch for medium ones or 6-inch for large ones. Place 1 tablespoon of filling in the center of the dough circle for small empanadas, 2 tablespoons for medium and 3 tablespoons for large.
  • Fold dough over to make a filled half circle and use a fork to press the edges together. Refrigerate uncooked empanadas for 3 hours.
  • Fry in 350 degree oil for 6-7 minutes or until golden brown.

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  • dandelion 4 years ago
    I make pastelillos which are very similar to this recipe. I don't use raisins either. I do add adobo, sazon and sofrito to mine. I like your proportions and the dough recipe sounds good too. I'll give it a try soon. THX :)
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    " It was excellent "
    donman ate it and said...
    ^5 from me :)
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    " It was excellent "
    joe1155 ate it and said...
    Sounds delicious!
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