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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 rated Feta and spinach filo pastry recipes

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Flaky phyllo sheets are layered with a savory spinach and feta cheese filling

  • 2.5 lbs. spinach, chopped (you can substitute frozen, thawed well)
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 4 large onions, diced
  • 2 bunches green onions, diced (incl. 4 inches green)
  • 1/2 cup parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh dill, chopped (substitute 3 tbsp. dried)
  • 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 lb. feta cheese, crumbled
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 lb. ricotta or cottage cheese
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 lb. phyllo pastry sheets
5/5 (1 Votes)

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C)

  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 2 (10 ounce) packages frozen chopped spinach - thawed, drained and squeezed dry
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 (4 ounce) packages feta cheese, crumbled
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 (16 ounce) packages phyllo dough
  • 3/4 pound butter, melted
4.7/5 (3 Votes)

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This is my healthier version of the traditional greek spanakopita

  • 1 medium onion (chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8-10 ounce frozen spinach (thawed)
  • juice from 1/2 a lemon
  • 12 ounce crumbled fresh feta cheese
  • 2 medium eggs, beaten (organic)
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 stick butter ( fat free, melted)
  • 1 package phyllo pastry sheets
  • 1/4 cup dried oregano
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
4/5 (39 Votes)

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Inspired by the Disney animated film, "The Emperor's New Groove," these cheesy spinach puffs are made easy with sto

  • 1 (17.3 ounce) package frozen Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Sheets
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
3.9/5 (80 Votes)

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Wash, cook and drain spinach

  • 6 C spinach
  • 1 C feta cheese
  • 1 C cottage cheese
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 tbsp parsley
  • 2 tsp dill
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 beaten eggs
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 C butter, melted
  • 1/2 pkg filo leaves, thawed
4.2/5 (18 Votes)

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Phyllo Cups Lay the phyllo dough under a moist towel, to prevent it from drying out

  • 1 box of phyllo dough or shells
  • 1/4 cup salted butter (melted)
  • 5 slices of bacon (cut into small bits)
  • 2 cloves garlic (finely minced)
  • 1 onion (diced)
  • 1 red pepper (diced)
  • 2 (10 ounce) boxes frozen chopped spinach (thawed and squeezed dry)
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • 1 (8 ounce) package crumbled feta cheese
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 Roma tomatoes (diced)
  • 1 cups of mozzarella cheese (shredded)
2.6/5 (8 Votes)

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If your phyllo pastry was in the freezer, take it out several hours beforehand so that it thaws

  • 1 medium onion (chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8-10 ounce frozen spinach (thawed)
  • juice from 1/2 a lemon
  • 12 ounce crumbled fresh feta cheese
  • 2 medium eggs, beaten (organic)
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 stick butter ( fat free, melted)
  • 1 package phyllo pastry sheets
  • 1/4 cup dried oregano
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
0/5 (0 Votes)

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C)

  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 2 (10 ounce) packages frozen chopped spinach - thawed, drained and squeezed dry
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 (4 ounce) packages feta cheese, crumbled
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 (16 ounce) packages phyllo dough
  • 3/4 pound butter, melted
0/5 (0 Votes)

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