About this recipe: This recipe shows you how to make the dough for these lovely little mini pies. It also lists two options for the filling - one sweet and one savoury. Really though, you can experiment with any fruits or try using different meats.
I loved the empanadas but I like the empanadas that my mother makes better. You can also just have cheese for the filling. It tastes soo good that I just had to tell you all. Your Friend, Francisca A. - 29 Jun 2001 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I am rating the pastry only, because I made up my own filling. The pastry is very light, and very flaky. Mine didn't brown that well (maybe needs an egg wash?) but tasted fantastic nonetheless. I kept thinking "this would make a great pie crust!" Here's what I filled with: 1/2 lb. Jimmy Dean breakfast sausage, 1 lb. ground beef, 1 boiled yellow bell pepper choppped(left over from stuffed pepper recipe), 1/2 vidalia onion chopped, 2 cloves garlic minced, 1 can diced tomatoes w/lime and cilantro, 2 tsp cumin, 1 tsp coriander, salt and pepper to taste. I had twice as much filling as I needed, so I froze the rest. Hubby and son LOVED it. Yay! My first empanadas! Thank you! - 27 Sep 2006 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This was a ton of work for a disaster I ended up throwing away. Fault may have been partially mine - I don't work much with dough - but even pulling the filling out and trying to eat it separately didn't work. It was so bland! Didn't taste anything like any of the empanadas I've had. I only made the meat empanadas, but I won't be trying the fruit. - 19 Jun 2002 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)