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These Spanish empanadas are little hot pockets of delicious!


  • 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


  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 rated Easy chicken enchilada recipes


Cook chicken in one inch water seasoned with garlic, salt and pepper for 1 hour at 350 degrees

  • 1 Can cream of chicken
  • 1 can (7oz) whole Ortega chiles
  • 1 block Monterrey cheese
  • 4 boneless chicken breast
  • 12 flour tortillas
4.1/5 (12 Votes)


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Preheat oven to 375 F Boil the two chicken breasts in chicken broth with a jalapeno cut in half and garlic

  • corn tortillas
  • two chicken breasts
  • 1 jalapeno
  • garlic
  • black beans
  • zucchini
  • rotel (canned tomatoes with green chiles)
  • grated cheese
  • chicken broth
  • homemade or store bought enchilada sauce (i just used store bought)
4/5 (21 Votes)


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sauté chopped meat onions and chilies in skillet until onions are cooked

  • About 4 cups chopped meat from turkey or chicken ( I use leftover from roasted ones )
  • 1- small can diced green chilies
  • 1- med. onion chopped
  • 1 package 10 count or more flour tortillas burrito size
  • 1- 28oz. can green sauce
  • 1 can chopped olives (optional)
  • 16 oz. sour cream (get 2 if you like it on the top when you serve)
  • 16 oz. package shredded cheese (or more if you like it really cheesy)
4/5 (17 Votes)


Easy to prepare chicken enchilada bake, chicken and cheese filled tortillas with a cream and melted cheese topping

  • 2 pounds cooked chicken meat, shredded (great use for leftover rotisserie chicken)
  • One 8-ounce pkg cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon ground paprika
  • 1 cup green enchilada sauce-divided
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • Kosher salt and ground black pepper
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, finely diced (optional-for spicier version)
  • Eight 8-inch flour tortillas, warmed or lightly charred over a flame on the stovetop
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Garnishes: salsa, tomato, avocado, guacamole, sour cream
3.6/5 (5 Votes)


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Easy Creamy White Chicken Enchiladas 6-8 corn tortillas (enchilada size) 1 pre-cooked plain rotisserie chicken, shr

  • 6-8 corn tortillas (enchilada size)
  • 1 pre-cooked plain rotisserie chicken, shredded
  • 1 cup sweet corn
  • 4 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese, divided in half
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1-1/4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 – 10oz can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 – 4oz can chopped green chiles
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
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Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C)

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • garlic salt to taste
  • 18 (6 inch) corn tortillas, torn in half
  • 1 (28 ounce) can green chile enchilada sauce
  • 1 (16 ounce) package shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 (8 ounce) container reduced fat sour cream
0/5 (0 Votes)

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