This week I am sharing my recipe for Empanadas. I won’t lie to you, these take a bit of work to make, and so I usually only make them for special occasions (think New Year’s and birthdays). However, they are delicious and when my family requested them for New Years Eve I agreed to make them.

2 lbs. hamburger
1 jar tomato Sofrito (I use Goya)
2 packs Goya Sazon
1/2 jar Spanish Olives
4 hard boiled eggs
3 packages Goya discos

1. Brown the meat and drain.
2. Return the meat to the pan and add the sofrito and sazon. Stir to mix.
3. Chop the olives and eggs and stir them into the pan.
4. Cover the bottom half of each Goya discos with about 2 tsp. of filling.
5. Fold the discos over and crimp the edges to seal. (I like to use these handy pastry crimpers I got a few Christmases ago, they come in three sizes and work beautifully!)

6. Heat oil in fryer to 375 degrees. Heat oven to 200 degrees and line a baking pan with parchment paper.
7. Place 2-3 empanadas in the fryer and cook for about 5 minutes each, until they begin to float and they turn brown.
8. Transfer finished empanadas to the baking pan and cover with foil. Place pan in the oven to keep warm.

This recipe makes about 30 empanadas. Plenty for a party or to keep as leftovers!! Enjoy! Feel free to share this recipe and come back next week. To see other Try a New Recipe Tuesday recipes from today, click here:


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