An empanada is a stuffed bread or pastry, and in Mexican cuisine, stuffings are usually cheese, chicken, or sweetened fillings like pumpkin, sweet potato, cream, and fruit. In Mexico, empanadas are popular for breakfast and dessert, but depending on your filling, you can serve these fun handfuls any time of day or night.See Popular Mexican Empanadas Recipes
Gather the ingredients for the tasty empanadas and either bake right away or freeze to bake later. You will love having these appetizers on hand for any occasion.
Love meat and potatoes? Here's a tasty way to wrap up the basics for hearty appetites.
From Betty's Soul Food Collection... Good things come in small packages, like these party-pleasin' pizza-flavored foldovers--similar to empanadas, meat-filled pastries popular in Latin America.
Empanadas, a Mexican pastry, can be filled with sweet or savory fillings. This peach-filled turnover recipe falls into the sweet category. About the size of a cookie, they're great for buffets and pot lucks.
These Mexican turnovers are beloved treats. Traditionally, they were made at Christmas and filled with dried fruits preserved from the fall harvest.
Argentine empanadas are traditionally made with lard, and then deep-fried. Here, coconut oil makes a more healthful choice.
Purchased crescent roll dough cuts the prep time for these pork, fruit, and nut stuffed appetizers.
Look for highly seasoned, coarsely ground Spanish sausage and chorizo in ethnic markets and large supermarkets. Remove the casing and crumble the sausage before cooking.
These savory turnovers are filled with artichoke hearts, tomatoes, and herbs. They're a great hot appetizer for parties or holiday gatherings.
These savory pastries were created by Mariana Velasquez, a Test Kitchen intern who grew up in Bogot, Colombia.
This tasty dessert recipe includes a sweet tropical flavor mixed with cream cheese and jam. A dusting of cinnamon and sugar completes the cookie.