2lbs ground beef
3 pkgs Goya discos de empanadillos(found in the goya frozen food section of most supermkts
Sofrito(or 1 med onion chopped, 5 cloves of garlic minced and 1/2 green pepper chopped, 1/2 cup cilantro chopped finely)
1tsp Adobo(ground spice found in the goya section of most supermkts)
1 8oz can tomato sauce pref the goya spanish style
1 tsp capers
1 tbs chopped raisins
4 tbs olive oil
saute the sofrito in the oil until fragrant. put meat in and brown while breaking up the lumps. when meat is no longer pink, add can of tomaot sauce and the capers.
Continue cooking approx 30-45 min until fully cooked and flavors are melded. Place meat in a container in fridge. Wait a couple of hours until meat is very cold and solid(easier to fill shells this way)
Take the defrosted circles and wet edges, place 1 tsp of filling on one half of the circle fold over other half and crimp edges using a fork. Repeat
You can add anything to the filling olives, jalepeno, cheese etc
after you complete the 30 empanadas, you can freeeze them or bake in a 425 degree oven for 10-15 min or if u prefer...deep fry..that is the best way to do it. Enjoy!
Labels: Latin Recipes