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These Spanish empanadas are little hot pockets of delicious!

INGREDIENTS

  • 2.25 Cups of flour
  • 1 Egg, beaten
  • 3 Tsp. of lard
  • 1/5 Cup of warm water
  • 5 Tsp. of olive oil
  • 1 Onion, minced
  • 1/2 pound of ground beef
  • Salt and pepper, to season
  • 1 Tsp. of chili powder
  • 1 Tsp. of cumin
  • 2 Garlic cloves, diced
  • 1 Can of diced tomatoes

METHOD

  1. In a bowl, combine the flour, beaten egg, lard, warm water, and olive oil, and mix thoroughly. 
  2. In a hot pan, pour a little olive oil and sautée the onions, until tender. Add the ground beef, salt, pepper, chili powder, cumin, garlic and diced tomatoes. Cook until beef is no longer pink, and the flavors have incorporated well. 
  3. Roll out the empanada dough, and cut out circles with a ramekin. 
  4. Cover a baking tray with a piece of parchment paper, and place the dough circles on top. 
  5. Fill with meat mixture, fold in half and press with the edge of a fork. Brush with egg yolk to glaze.
  6. Cook at 350°F for 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden.
  7. Remove from oven... and enjoy!

Top Recipe

By sinfulsweets

Rate this recipe 4.3/5 (36 Votes)
Sweet Potato Pie 2 Pictures
Details

Servings 8
Level of difficulty Average
Preparation time 30
Cost Average budget

  • Pie Crust Ingredients:
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 lg. egg + 3 tbsp. water
  • 1/2 tbsp. coarse sugar for decoration
  • Filling:
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1 egg
  • 3cups cooked
  • crumbled sweet potatoes (yams)
  • 1 cup yogourt
  • 1tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8th tsp each of ground allspice
  • clove
  • nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

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Rich and decadent tasting but surprisingly healthy using sweet potatoes (yams) and yogourt!

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  • Base:
  • 1/3 cup butter
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  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
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  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup mint chocolate chips
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  • 1 tablespoon butter
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  • 1 tsp water
  • 1 tsp vanilla
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  • 2/3 cup of shortening
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  • 500g (1.1lb) Brussels Sprouts
  • 80g (2.8oz) Feta Cheese
  • 60g (2.10oz) Unsalted Butter
  • 50g (1.8oz) Jamon Serrano or Prosciutto
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  • 1 tbsp. butter
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  • 4 oz melted white chocolate
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  • 1 can sweet condensed milk
  • 1 cup milk or 35% cream
  • 2 lg. eggs
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  • 6 Whole Cloves
  • 5 tbsp Brown Sugar
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  • 1 cup Whipping Cream
  • 2 tbsp Powdered Sugar
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  • 4 tbsp Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
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  • 1 tbsp Superfine Sugar
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  • 2 cups Brown Sugar
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  • 2 tbsp Ground Ginger
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