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Empanadas

17 Jan

 

 

Hey Loves! I know I have been MIA for a while but…. I’m baaaaaacckk and with some delicious Empanadas! What are Empanadas? A empanada is a Spanish or Latin American pastry turnover filled with a variety of savory ingredients baked or fried. I love love love empanadas. Whenever I go to get spanish food, I must have empanada. My Bestie’s dad makes some really good ones and I just realized he owes me some lol. The empanadas I made had less of that “spanish” taste to them because I added sweet chili sauce and sriracha to my filling but I still think it turned out pretty darn good! Plus I think that everyone at the Christmas gift exchange would agree. Especially my brother! He is still looking for more lol.

What you will need:

 

Ingredients:

l lb Ground Chicken

1 Red Bell Pepper

1/4 Cup Chopped Onion

1 Tbsp Minced Garlic

1/4 Cup Diced Manzanilla Olives

3 Tbsp Sriracha

4 Tbsp Frank’s Sweet Chili Sauce

2 Packets Sazon

2 Cups Vegetable or Canola Oil (if frying)

1 Tbsp EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil)

1 Packet Empanada Dicos Thawed (found in the freezer section of most grocery stores)

Salt and Pepper to taste

 

Directions: 

1) Place ground chicken in a bowl, add salon, salt and pepper, mix well.

2) Heat olive oil in pan and sauté garlic until fragrant. About 20 Seconds.

3) Add in red pepper and onion and sauté until tender.

4) Add ground chicken to pan and cook through until no longer pink (make sure meat is chopped up into very small pieces)

5) Mix in sriracha and sweet chili sauce.

6) Take Empanada Disc and fill the middle of each disc with filling

7) Fold Disc over and pinch close

8) Heat oil in pan to 350 degrees

9) Fry empanadas on each side for about a minute.

10) Drain on paper towels to get off excess grease and then serve.

 

*These can also be baked and still taste delicious and healthier*