Pastelillos (My Way)

Lisa G. Sweet Pantry Gal


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! ;)


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20 Min
15 Min


  • ·
    package goya discs (10 discs)
  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 1 c
    shredded mozz or cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 can(s)
    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.

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About Pastelillos (My Way)

Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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