Today I conducted a cooking class at home and our main menu was the Beef Empanada. The above photos were made by the students themselves. Our lessons were 1) How to Make Empanada Dough, 2) How to Make Beef Empanada Filling, and 3) How to cook Empanadas.


They look suspiciously like Cornish pasties. It's funny how, with lots of types of food, each culture has their own version of it.

There must be thousands of slightly different version of a meat stuffing wrapped in pastry and crimped closed to make a kind of portable snack.

I bet they're all delicious!
Lola Chris said…
Those empanadas were filled and stuffed by my daughter, son's girlfriend and my 7 year old granddaughter who loves to cook ( I think, to them it's like playing, something that can make them busy at the moment). I made the stuffing and the pastry was cut from the 4 3/4" round rim of our small Cuisinart food processor.

When my children get in the mood to help in the kitchen, I just let them express their own art.

I prefer filling and stuffing my empanadas into smaller and same-sized with only a heaping 1 tablespoon of the filling and I do not stretch the pastry dough after it's cut. I just seal and crimp the edges.

I also modified my empanada pastry dough recipe from South American, Philippine, and Spanish versions. The filling was my creation basing on the memories of the empanadas I ate back home in the Philippines when I was a kid.

I will repost the recipe as I had to edit it after we tested /tasted
our last session in making empanadas.

Is it delicious? Ahh! You have to taste it to know if it's delicious.

Thank you for your comment. I will check out your site and I hope you don't mind if I try cooking some of yours.

Chef E said…
I could gain weight eating these and that BBQ chicken I see below...I think I would like eating at your house anytime!
Lola Chris said…
Thank you Chef E! You're more than welcome to taste my home cooking when you are in the San Francisco Bay area.

Thanks for this visit.
MaryMoh said…
Those beef empanada looks so good. I used to make chicken curry puffs, look quite similar. Now I'm craving for them again!
Lola Chris said…
Thank you Mary! I love Chicken Curry Puffs and I'm looking forward to your post when you make them again.
Have a nice day!

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