Marie's Empanada Filling

Marie Gunkel



I knew someone who was a volunteer at my job,Who made Empanadas and I loved them so much I went home and made them myself. Unfortunately I had sense lost the recipe.

I asked around. I looked on the net and after taking in the suggestions on the recipe, this is what I came up with.. They turned well excepted.

My recipe is not precise I estimated the seasonings. Feel free to adjust it to your liking.

★★★★★ 1 vote
1 Hr 30 Min
5 Min
Deep Fry


1 lb
1 medium
spanish onion
4 clove
green bell pepper
red bell pepper
4 medium
1/2 c
2 pkg
sazon goya with coriander and annatto
2 Tbsp
goya recaito ( cilantro cooking base
1/2 jar(s)
goya sorrito ( tomato cooking base
4 pkg
goya empanada disks ( or you can make the doe)
spanish olives
2 Tbsp
olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
oil to deep fry with

How to Make Marie's Empanada Filling


  • 1Dice Onions
  • 2Mince or Crush Garlic Cloves
  • 3Add about 2 Tables spoons of Olive oil to your pan. Let it heat up and place Diced Onions and Garlic cloves in the pan for a few minutes to allow onion to sweat.
    Remove the onion and garlic from the pan to a bowl for later.
  • 4In A 2 quart pan, cook hamburger. (While cooking Hamburger continue your prep work.) Once cooked drain off the fat.
  • 5Dice Bell peppers and cube potatoes.
  • 6Add Garlic, Onion, peppers, potatoes and rice to the pot of cooked hamburger.
  • 7And Seasoning, Cover with water until everything is covered. Bring it to a boil. Lower the heat,cover and let it simmer until the liquid absorbs and the potato and rice are cooked. Let it set to cool off. I put mine in 2 bowls and placed them in the fridge. I found they work better when the mixture is cooled off enough to work with. The flavors marinade.
  • 8I filled my empananda shells and place 2 whole olives in each one. You can cut them in half, I did the last time I cooked them. But the whole olive works wonders. You can deep fry them for a couple of minutes in a deep fryer or on the stove until they are as brown as you like. They can be baked But I have never done it.

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About Marie's Empanada Filling

Course/Dish: Beef, Meat Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tag: Quick & Easy