Cover and let rest for 10 min. Add ice water, alittle at a time, until dough froms a ball. This is a Spanish and South American specialty originally from Galicia, in northwestern Spain, where the traditional empanada is a pie with chicken, onion and bell peppers. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. To fill each empanada, spread the dough round out with your fingers, then place about 1-2 tbsp of corn filling into the center of the round. Simmer together filling ingredients. Yield: 15 empanadas. Once empanadas are cooked, keep them warm in a 200-degree oven until ready to serve. Empanadas! Use your fingers to pinch the round closed (into a half moon shape), then seal the ends as desired, using either a fork or your favorite folding technique Note: if this step is confusing for you, I would suggest you watch the recipe video in this blog post Combine flour, cornmeal and salt in a bowl. It would be better than minced meat. Add ice water, alittle at a time, until dough froms a ball. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. That’s it for another Trini recipe. See you soon. You can shape the empanadas a day ahead, and chill them until you are ready to fry. For dough

Try making the empanadas with ground beef, rice, hard boiled eggs for the filling or just shredded beef.

Combine flour, cornmeal and salt in a bowl.

I have tried many different types of … P.S. Preparation. salt. What is an empanada? As you would have noticed by the ingredients used, this empanada recipe has no flour (gluten), so it will also do well for those with allergies to gluten (GFCF) Ah gone! Never had or heard empanadas were made with minced meat until I saw this recipe.

Some words just inspire travel! Once empanadas are cooked, keep them warm in a 200-degree oven until ready to serve.

An empanada is a stuffed bread or pastry baked or fried, with meat or fish but also sometimes potato, egg or cheese depending on regional customs. FILLING CORNMEAL PASTRY Cook ground beef; drain. For filling 1 pound of minced beef 2 – 3 tbsp green seasoning 1 small onion, chopped 4 cloves garlic, chopped 16 leaves chadon beni, chopped finely 2 pimento peppers, chopped 1 tsp. Make the cornmeal dough: In the large bowl of an electric mixer proof the yeast with the sugar in 1/4 cup of the milk for 5 minutes, or until the mixture is foamy. After reading Sandra Gutierrez’s Empanadas: The Hand-Held Pie of Latin America (highly recommend this cookbook for all things empanada-related), I figured I’d try three of her GF recipes, Masa, Masarepa (pre-cooked cornmeal), and a Masarepa-Cassava blend, and then adapt our beloved Epicurious empanada dough recipe.

Shredded beef are the best!