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Recipe by
Susan McGreevy
Port Jeff Station, NY

Nancy G. gave me this recipe. It was fantastic.

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prep time 40 Min
cook time 20 Min

Ingredients For empanadas

  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 5
    columbian or mexican chorizo links
  • 2 lg
    onions, chopped
  • 1 jar
    green olives with pimientos
  • cilantro (to your taste), chopped
  • 3 cheese mexican - optional
  • 10-20
    empanada shells
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    onion powder
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/2 Tbsp
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    adobo powder
  • 2
    packets sazon:cilantro and achote blend
  • black pepper

How To Make empanadas

  • 1
    Use a large skillet type pan. Take the chorizo links and ground them in a food processor. Add chop meat, ground chorizo, chopped onions, garlic, cilantro and brown.
  • 2
    Add spices, olives (chopped up) to browned meat. Cook over medium heat combined for 20 minutes, turning every 5 minutes. Let cool for 15 minutes so shells don't fall apart.
  • 3
    Spoon a couple of tablespoons of filling down the middle of the empanada shells. If you choose to, add cheese. Close shells with a fork.
  • 4
    Fry in hot oil carefully - takes about 2 minutes each. Turn to brown both sides.

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