I substituted dry white wine for the sherry just because I didn't have any on hand and used the optional raisins. I brush the tops with eaten egg and baked them at 375 for 25 mins. I've never ate empanadas, but we have something similar (stuffed with meat or cheese) which I like very much. I love that your Mom made hers with lots of green olives too!!! Thanks so much and we had a great holiday weekend. They were crispy and crunchy and perfect. Hope you're having a great Labor Day weekend, Karrie! 2. I'm going to search your site today and see if you have a recipe up because I'd love to make it. I want to be at your house the next time you have a Cuban dinner night! I had these over at my local cuban joint and they were the bomb. Gahhh Karrie, now I want cuban food really bad. Using fingers, lightly mix in the ¾-1 cup warm water a little at a time until the mixtures forms into a ball and isn't sticky anymore. My recipe doesn't have them in it, but you can add them to make it more traditional. I would have no problem eating a bunch of these right about now, Thanks Dawn! I absolutely love picadillo. My mom did not cook with raisins but lots of pimiento stuffed green olives. Thank you for the recipe. Add 24 cloves of minced garlic and jalapeño. Cuban Beef Empanadas are fried (or baked) hand pies filled with a spiced ground beef mixture with lots of sliced green olives and served with a chimichurri sauce. Add oregano, cumin, and 1 Tbsp kosher salt. Sooo when are you inviting me over for this cuban dinner smorgasbord?! lol! Adding a jalapeno is a great idea! Add the ¼ cup chilled shortening pieces and mix into the flour mixture using fingers, can also use a pastry blender or two knifes. Cuban beef empanadas are my favorite kind of hand pie of all time because they are fried and they are filled with picadillo. The vegan picadillo is a wonderful idea and I'll have to try it that way! To bake the empanadas: Preheat the oven to 350°F. My husband is a heart patient so this was a good alternative to frying. I have it on my list to make these as a vegetarian empanadas so thinking I need to do that very soon. Gently mix, continuing to fold together. Add golden raisins to give them the touch of sweetness particular to South American empanadas. I make picadillo once a month, even when I'm not making empanadas. Five stars just for posting those mouth watering pictures. These were PHENOMENAL!! I love fried anything, but especially when it's my own little pie. Please let me know what you think of the dough when you make it. Cook until heated through and the fruit becomes soft, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Yes Thao, please come over!! I substitute for equal parts chicken broth and add a table spoon of red wine vinegar per quarter cup, Yes cooking wine, vino seco. If you want to reference this recipe, link directly back to this post. I've had it on top of rice, and this empanada with a picadillo filling sounds fantastic -olives and all! 2. I also subbed store-bought pie dough. Glad you like the recipe and and thank you so much for taking the time to review . They were crispy, golden brown and delicious. Served with a sweet and spicy pineapple mango mojo sauce. Not a typical potluck recipe, but you just might become the hit of the neighborhood BBQ party when you show up with a big ol' tray full of these Cuban beef empanadas. and then fried in a crispy wrapping! Fill empanada dough with about 1/3 cup of filling and top with 1 Tbsp of chopped dill pickles. * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. We tried both fried and baked versions, and I have to say the fried is oh so rich, but to die for. 1. These sound so delicious! Just make up a double batch, freeze one, and take it out the next time you need it. I love the flavors going on here. I’m not OP, but I have a pretty good recipe for Cuban picadillo that I feel is worth sharing for those interested!! ©  Tasty Ever After  All images and content are copyright protected, so please do not copy or claim my work as your own. These are super easy to make, including the dough, but please let me know if you have any questions whatsoever about the recipe. Blend on high speed until the mixture is smooth. I would probably go broke if I didn't learn how to make these--that's why I am here. The picadillo itself is pretty healthy when made with a lean ground beef (sirloin), bison, turkey, or chicken. First time making empanadas.They turned out misshapen but they were tasty. Gonna keep working at it till I get them beautiful like the photos. This may be a long shot, but is there anything I can substitute for the sherry?? Cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Bake for 20 minutes until golden brown. Okay, sheer genius to post this for labor day weekend #RebelOutlaw These look phenomenal and you are right, if you brought these over for my labor day party (or had them st your own), id probably hug you! You've got me thinking now and I might have to fiddle around and develop a vegetarian version! Or feel free to come to N to the C and cook it in my house! The dough can also be used with other savory fillings (like veggies) or make sweet hand pies (with fruit and/or cheese). Homemade dough is flakier and tastier than the pre-made kind. THANK YOU so much Faye!! Picadillo is the best over rice! So glad you made these and liked them! Cheers my dear and happy labor day weekend! Fold the dough to create a half-moon shape, then seal by folding and pressing the dough. Fold the dough to create a half-moon shape, then seal by folding and pressing the dough. 1. Omg, I can practically taste the empanadas through my screen...they look SO freakin good! A vegetarian take on a Cuban empanada featuring a savory jackfruit filling. Homemade dough recipe is included! Thanks Kathy! Set aside and let mixture cool before filling each empanada. Love it Patty and thank you for taking the time to comment! Fried pie heaven! This recipe is LEGIT! hahaha! Maybe it's time I gave it another go - you are very convincing! If the mixture gets too thick as it's cooking, just add a little water to it. Remove dough ball from refrigerator and separate into 10 equal sized balls. I just aded a sauteed seeded jalepeno. Truly, I can see the way they taste, and this way is fantastic! Roasted veggies would be so yummy in a little fried pie. 1. It's my friends and family's favorite recipe and I have to make them all the time over here. These savory empanadas have a delicious filling made with black beans, corn, and cheese, seasoned with cilantro, cumin, and a little bit of chile pepper. Not a typical potluck recipe, but you just might become the hit of the neighborhood BBQ party when you show up with a big ol' tray full of these Cuban beef empanadas.. Let the other people bring the potato salad, you've got empanadas … My stomach is growling just looking at them! Please do not use any images or republish this recipe without prior permission. Oh Karrie, these Cuban Empanadas look amazing!! Gently place 1-2 empanadas at a time in the hot oil (do not crowd) and cook until brown on each side, about. Beat together the vinegar, Tasty Ever After is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn fees by advertising and linking from tastyeverafter.com to Amazon.com. https://www.cubanveganlife.com/recipe/3-easy-spinach-empanadas Gently mix, continuing to fold together. Wow! I discovered this dish looking for some inspiration on Pinterest , then after taking a look at some recipes, I made my own plant-based version. Made them with vegan picadillo. Simmer for about. Ben's (almost) in love with an empanada!! Sooooo good! Our grocery store carries it in the international aisle. not much on my book at least! Vegan Cuban picadillo, a plant-based version of this traditional dish, made with lentils, potatoes, olives, capers, raisins and other delicious ingredients. 3. Thanks so much and thanks for taking the time to comment. Add mango purée and 2 cups pineapple cubes, lime juice and cayenne pepper. I love anything fried, especially when it's empanadas!! A keeper! I used the premade tortillas para empanadas by Goya but they fry up nice and crisp! 2020 Passport to Flavor recipe - Americas. 6. To Prepare Vegetarian Empanada Cubano: 1. Cool completely, fold in 1 cup pineapple and 1 cup mango cubes. Please please please can I come over for Cuban dinner?? Did you try the chimichurri sauce? Prepare a baking tray with a silicone mat, parchment paper, or aluminum foil and set aside. I don’t use raisin, that depends on what region you come from in Cuba. Thanks Gaila. Check seasonings and add salt, if needed. 8. I substituted lard for shortening. 4. Don't forget to leave me a comment below and please share it with friends and family. Welcome and please let me know how the recipe turns out for you! Cook an additional minute. your empanadas look amazing I love picadillo and olives together! I think I’m gonna make these empanadas this week because these look so good, I’ll probably just google a vegan empanada dough to use for them (or I feel like you could totally just use some pillsbury pastry dough). 5. In a medium saucepot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Wait until you see how easy the dough is to make! Cuban Beef Empanadas = Perfect party food. Thank you so much David and that's why I started making them for myself too!