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Empanadas, Pastelillos, Pastelitos, Empanadillas

Recipes and cooking techniques for empanadas (also called pastelillos, pastelitos, empanadillas, and fried pies), which are essentially fried or baked pastries stuffed with sweet or savory fillings. These pastries are known throughout Portugal, the Caribbean, Latin America, and the Philippines.

How to Make Empanadas
How to make empanadas, including delicious recipes for fillings and homemade dough.

Caribbean Meat Patties
These delicious, highly seasoned, beef and pork baked meat pies are great for lunch, dinner, or a snack. You

Guava Empanada - Guayaba Pastelito
Guava Empanada Recipe: Guava paste with cream cheese is a classic Caribbean combination for empanadas. These empanadas make great snacks and are easy to make for special occasions, such as mother's day, or scale them down to bite-size empanaditas for parties.

What's an Empanada? - Definition
Empanadas are fried or baked pastries stuffed with sweet or savory fillings. Empanadas are also known by a variety of other names, such as pastelito, empanadilla, and pastelillo.

Step-by-Step: How to Make Empanadas
Nothing beats the taste of homemade empanadas. Follow this simple step-by-step guide with pictures to make perfect empanadas from start to finish.

Picadillo Recipe Cuban Picadillo Recipe with Ground Beef
This picadillo recipe is a cuban picadillo recipe made with ground beef. You can serve it with rice and beans or use it as a filling for empanadas.

Pumpkin Empanada Filling - Pastelillo de Calabaza
Pumpkin Empanadas are a fun alternative to traditional pumpkin pie. Empanadas make great appetizers, finger foods, lunches and meals on the go.

Pizza Empanada
If you're craving pizza, but want something different, try this pizza inspired turnover filled with pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, and chopped pepperoni. Enjoy them as full sized empanadas or scale them down to bite-size empanaditas for parties.

Shrimp Empanada Filling (Empanadas de Camarones)
These shrimp empanadas are stuffed with a delicious combination of shrimp, cheese, and Spanish style tomato sauce.

Spicy Chicken and Cheese Empanada Filling - Pastelito de Pollo Picante
Chicken and Cheese Empanadas are a great way to use up left over chicken. If you aren't a chili fan, you can leave out the jalapeño pepper. Empanadas make great appetizers, finger foods, lunches and meals on the go.

Spicy Pork Empanada Filling
These spicy empanadas (meat pies) are great for appetizers, finger foods, lunches and meals on the go.

Empanada Dough Recipe
Every empanada recipe starts with the dough. Here is a simple empanada dough made with flour, salt, water and vinegar.

Red Yucca Empanada Dough
Every empanada recipe starts with the dough. Here is a simple red empanada dough made with flour, salt, water, and yucca.

Video: How to Make Empanada Dough
A great empanada begins with fantastic dough. Jenna Blackwell shows you how to make the dough in this video.

All About South American Empanadas
All about making empanadas, including traditional empanada recipes from different South American countries.

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