Empanadas

Chicken, Mushrooms and Cheese Empanadas

10 comments November 13, 2013
Chicken, Mushrooms and Cheese Empanadas

How about a flaky pastry pocket filled with Chicken, Mushrooms and Cheese for an appetizer today? Sounds good to me! With the holidays ahead, you can make a big batch and freeze what’s left to serve later for appetizers, snacks or quick meals when you need them. Here is the recipe for Chicken, Mushrooms and […]

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S’mores Empanadas

11 comments August 26, 2013
Smores Empanadas

Is there another culinary marvel as delicious, internationally recognized, and beloved as the Empanada? I don’t think so! We Latinos truly love our empanadas, in their many and wonderful variations. I am an empanada kind of girl. I really enjoy the whole concept of empanadas. Crust and filling, it’s like having the best of everything […]

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Empanadas de Bocadillo con Queso (Guava Paste and Cheese Empanadas)

11 comments March 17, 2013
Empanadas de Bocadillo con Queso (Guava Paste and Cheese Empanadas)

In Colombia and other Latin countries, we love to pair sweets with cheese. We eat a lot of desserts combining cheese with dulce de leche, fruit jams, fresh fruit with syrup, and guava paste. It may sound like weird combinations to other cultures, but eating sweets with cheese is it absolutely delicious. I am a […]

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Empanadas de Pollo (Chicken Turnovers)

13 comments December 27, 2012
Empanadas de Pollo (Chicken Turnovers)

There are many variations of empanadas in Colombia and Latin America, depending on the region, and even the family. My mom has a delicious chicken empanadas recipe, which I’ve slightly adapted to prepare this version. I love making empanadas because they are so versatile. You can fill them with most anything, even leftovers, such as […]

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Thanksgiving with Dulce de Leche and Apple Empanadas

22 comments November 21, 2012
Empanadas with Dulce de Leche

I first learned of the traditions surrounding Thanksgiving when I moved from Medellín, Colombia, to the United States 12 years ago. My husband, who was my boyfriend at the time, invited me to spend Thanksgiving with his family at his grandfather’s house. I still remember how cozy and warm the holiday felt to me. The […]

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Empanaditas de Carne (Small Beef Turnovers)

21 comments August 7, 2012
Empanaditas de Carne (Small Beef Turnovers)

My grandmother often made these Empanaditas de Carne for us while growing up in Colombia. Back then, all I cared about was eating them, not learning how to make them. Mamita never wrote down any recipes, so unless I was there when she made a dish, and paying attention, I never learned how to make […]

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Empanadas de Pipián (Empanadas Filled with Peanuts and Potatoes)

44 comments March 12, 2010
Empanadas de Pipian

Empanadas are a traditional appetizer in Colombia. We have different variations of this delicious dish throughout the country. Empanadas de Pipián are typically associated with the pacific region of Colombia and are made with corn masa and stuffed with roasted peanuts and potatoes. I can resist many foods, even when they are very tempting and […]

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