Ingredients

How to make it

  • The night before, marinate the meat with the onions, scallions, salt, pepper and ground cumin seed.
  • The next day, brown the meat in the vegetable oil.
  • Then return the marinade and add water.
  • Cook until meat is tender (40 min).
  • Remove and grind meat.
  • Saute the onions and scallions in 4 tsp. oil.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes and fry an additional 3 or 4 minutes.
  • Mix in the ground meat and meat stock and cook for about 10 minutes.
  • Peel and mash the cooled, boiled potatoes and add them to the meat and vegetable mixture.
  • Mix the salt, pepper and ground cumin seed into the meat and Potato mixture.
  • Apart, boil the dry yellow corn in sufficient water to cover the corn, for about half an hour.
  • Put the cooked corn through a grinder.
  • Knead the dough until it is thoroughly mixed and form a firm ball.
  • Pick off small pieces and form into the size of small balls.
  • Flatten each piece thin.
  • Put about 1 teaspoon of the meat mixture in the center of the flattened ball.
  • Fold over and pinch edges together to close and form a pretty edge.
  • Place in deep, hot vegetable oil and fry about 3 or 4 minutes until golden brown.
  • Remove and put on paper towels in a colander.

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    " It was excellent "
    choclytcandy ate it and said...
    you have some really wonderful recipes posted. not your everyday fare.
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  • jolielives 5 years ago
    YUM, THANKS FOR SHARING. THE ONLY THING I WASN'T SURE ABOUT WAS IF THE GROND CORN IS THE DOUGH? CAN YOU TELL I'VE NEVER MADE EMPANADAS BEFORE?
    ALWAYS UP FOR TRYING SOMETHING NEW.
    JOLIE
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    " It was excellent "
    hungerhealer ate it and said...
    What an interesting recipe !! Thanks for sharing !!
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    " It was excellent "
    frandee ate it and said...
    I love emi's. Will definately book mark to try. Thx.
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  • rhianna 5 years ago
    Hi Quaziefly. Thanks for looking at my "Pa Amb Tomaquet". ~~~ About the corn, is is regular corn, which is dried? Or would the dry corn used in Southwestern "posole" work in this? Are there any good substitutes? I'm wondering if one could even use the freshly ground masa, which is used to make tamales, corn tortillas, sopes, etc. Of course masa has a unique flavor from being treated with lime, & it isn't cooked before being ground.
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    " It was excellent "
    pippy ate it and said...
    How could I not fancy this recipe. I know that next time I entertain, these will be served. Thank you so much for sharing your recipe. 5 Forks!
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    " It was excellent "
    trigger ate it and said...
    These little turnovers are the life of the party.
    Five forks and a big smile :)
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    " It was excellent "
    minitindel ate it and said...
    wow !!!! oh boy i love these ill take a dozen lol
    yum yum .............

    tink
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    " It was excellent "
    shirleyoma ate it and said...
    Oh boy, these really sound great! Got my 5
    hugs
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  • smurfetta 5 years ago
    Wow! The real deal. Right down to the corn grindig. Another 5
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    " It was excellent "
    brianna ate it and said...
    I love Empanadas. This is a very different recipe than the one I use & sounds really good. I have to try it soon. Thanks & 5 forks
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    " It was excellent "
    juels ate it and said...
    These remind me of Russian cooking, except for the spices used here. A must try for me, thanks!
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    " It was excellent "
    aussie_meat_pie ate it and said...
    Sounds like a great side dish for a bbq :)
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