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pastelillos (my way)

(3 ratings)
Recipe by
Lisa G. Sweet Pantry Gal
Buffalo, NY

I use to own deli. I got a recipe for pastelillos from one of my employees and of course I had to change up. They were a hit, we used to make 100 in morning and were usually gone before closing. She begged me to tell her what I had done different. Now she uses my recipe! ;)

(3 ratings)
yield 10 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 15 Min

Ingredients For pastelillos (my way)

  • package goya discs (10 discs)
  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 1 c
    shredded mozz or cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 can
    tomatoes and chiles
  • 1 tsp
    adobo powder
  • 1
    small chopped onion
  • pinch or 2 of sazon depending on how spicey

How To Make pastelillos (my way)

  • 1
    In pan fry ground beef and onion and drain. Add rest of ingredients. Set in bowl, line up meat mixture and discs.
  • 2
    I use icecream scoop so these are all even. I fill each disc and pinch close with fork.
  • 3
    After each are filled I store til ready for deep fryer. Fry for a min or so til golden brown on each side. Can be baked or fryed in frying pan of oil. I serve with sour cream for dipping.