Colombian Empanadas

Ingredients

1 teaspoon Vegetable oil
1 small Onion finely chopped
1 Carrot peeled, chopped fine
1 Potato peeled, chopped fine
1 Tomato peeled, seeded, and chopped
4 tablespoons Finely-chopped cilantro
1 tablespoon Capers rinsed, drained, and chopped
Salt to taste
Freshly-ground black pepper to taste
1 recipe Cheese Pastry see * Note

Preparation

1
Heat the oil in a large skillet over moderate heat. Add the meat, onions, carrot and potato and saute until the meat is no longer pink and the vegetables are tender. Remove from the heat and stir in the tomato, cilantro, eggs, capers, salt and pepper.
2
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
3
Roll out the chilled Cheese Pastry to 1/4 inch thick and cut out 3-inch diameter rounds (you should get about 40). Place 2 tablespoons of the filling on half of the rounds, and cover the filling with the remaining half of the rounds. Seal the edges with the tines of a fork. Place the filled empanadas on a baking sheet and bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until lightly browned.
4
This recipe yields 4 to 6 servings.

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Comments

juan david's picture

empanadas are so delicious, i am colombian and i recommend this food.

Renz's picture

Empanadas are also from Philippines! Especially from Vigan! Google it! Much better than those unhygienic Colombians!

Yield:

4.0 servings

Added:

February 11, 2010

Creator:

Anonymous

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