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Puerto Rican meat turn-overs in a crispy fried dough.

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  • 1 lb ground beef
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Sofrito
  • 1 packet Sazon
  • 1/4 to 1/2 can tomato sauce
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 diced onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 10 diced olives
  • corn oil or Crisco for frying
  • Goya dough circles


Level of difficulty Average
Preparation time 30mins
Cooking time 60mins
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Heat olive oil in skillet. Add onions, garlic, Sazon, olives, oregano, and Sofrito. Simmer 8-10 minutes.

Step 2

Add tomato sauce, stir. Add ground beef, simmer until meat is thoroughly cooked.

Step 3

Separate dough circles, wet the outer edge of circles with water. Place 3-4 Tablespoons meat to one side of each dough circle, fold over and seal edge closed with a fork.

Step 4

Fry in HOT oil or Crisco, drain on paper towels...enjoy!

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  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup of tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup of chives, chopped
  • 1 tsp. of Mexican spice mix
  • 4 Tortillas
  • Cheddar
  • Salt, to taste


  1. Put shredded chicken breast, tomato sauce, chives, and mexican spice mix in a bowl and mix together.
  2. Lay out the tortillas. Place a slice of cheddar in the center, and cover with the chicken mix.
  3. Fold up tortillas, and heat in a frying pan until golden.
  4. Enjoy!

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