Puerto rican meat parcels

    45 min

    These delicious morsels are made by filling wonton wrappers with seasoned minced beef, then fried until crispy. Serve with a side of salsa and guacamole if you like.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 3 tablespoons olive oil
    • 450g minced beef
    • 70g fresh coriander, chopped
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    • 1 green pepper, chopped
    • 225g passata
    • 450g wonton wrappers
    • 2 litres vegetable oil for frying

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. In a large, heavy frying pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add chopped garlic, onions and pepper; saute until soft.
    2. Add meat; cook and stir until browned. Drain off excess fat. Stir in passata and coriander. Simmer until coriander wilts. Remove from heat and cool until mixture can be handled.
    3. Wrap 2 to 3 tablespoons of meat in each wrapper to form a triangle. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
    4. Heat vegetable oil in a wok or deep fry pan to 168 degrees C. Fry parcels in hot oil until golden brown. When done, transfer to plates lined with kitchen towels to drain.

    Wonton wrappers

    Can be found in Chinese/Oriental speciality stores.

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    this recipe works best when it is not egg roll wrappers that are used. Do it the old fashioned way, with spanish ingredients, like goya wrappers that come frozen and they will come out much better. seal the edges with a fork, .. it also tastes good with cheese tucked inside, or for vegetarians cheese, beans or broccoli..  -  06 Apr 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    good basic picadillo recipe. Use the goya yellow discs instead of egg rolls fold them in half, use fork to close them and fry! sooo good  -  28 Jul 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    These are a big hit at our house. I usually roll these up eggroll fashion as I had problems with the wrappers tearing at first. Also makes them easy for the kids to eat. In addition to draining the ground beef well, be sure to have the oil hot enough when you start frying or they will soak up too much. [10/1/04] These are also really good using ground chicken instead of ground beef!  -  29 Jul 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)