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Chilean Empanada

Chilean Empanada

  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    40 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 10 m
Alicia Moore Lutz

Alicia Moore Lutz

My mother is from Chile and these have been a staple of our household for years. I have searched and searched and never seem to find the right one, so here is our family favorite. My mom likes to sprinkle sugar on hers. I prefer a little mustard to dip it in. We all have our own cravings. This recipe makes about a dozen large empanadas, depending on the size.

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  • Calories:
  • 530 kcal
  • 27%
  • Fat:
  • 27.9 g
  • 43%
  • Carbs:
  • 54.2g
  • 17%
  • Protein:
  • 16.1 g
  • 32%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 117 mg
  • 39%
  • Sodium:
  • 653 mg
  • 26%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat; cook the onion, garlic, oregano, cumin, salt, and pepper in the melted butter until the onion is golden brown, 5 to 7 minutes. Add the ground pork and cook until completely browned, 7 to 10 minutes more; drain the fat from the skillet. Stir the eggs, raisins, and olives into the mixture. Whisk the water and cornstarch together in a small bowl; pour into the skillet and stir until the liquid thickens. Remove from heat and set aside.
  2. Whisk the milk and melted shortening together in a bowl until evenly blended. Stir the flour and salt together in a separate large bowl. Pour the wet mixture into the dry and whisk until well mixed into a dough. Set aside to rest for 10 minutes.
  3. Preheat an oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  4. Place the dough onto a lightly-floured board and roll to about 1/8-inch thick; cut into circles with a round cookie cutter or glass. Drop equal portions of the pork mixture into the center of each circle. Fold each circle in half and press edges with a fork to seal. Brush the tops of the empanadas with beaten egg.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 25 minutes.
  6. All done! Now take a photo, rate it, and share your accomplishments!
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wickedeyes
24

wickedeyes

12/9/2009

Muy ricas. La masa necesita más sal y yo también agregué un poquito más agua para una consistencia más deseable. Siempre omito las acetunas cuando hago las empanaditas, a mi no me gustan tanto.. pero igual las tuyas las hice y resultaron riqiusimos. Gracias!

rubyruth
12

rubyruth

5/27/2010

This is for the dough only: it wasn't bad, but it wasn't the authentic empanada dough I was looking for. It wasn't flaky or pastry-like enough, so I'd say the proportions of butter and flour would need to be altered. If you aren't used to eating real empanadas, then this dough will do just fine, but if you are cooking for Latinos, you should keep looking for a better recipe.

Chileangoddess
12

Chileangoddess

9/22/2009

I had more filling then dough and it seemed the dough was a little dry but the more i worked it the less dry it became. I also used groundbeef insead because whenever I've been to chile, that is what I would get plus I could not find ground pork. Very good. Esp liked that I could make the dough and it turned out great!

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