Posted 2/4/2011 8:58:43 AM
These aren't like the restaurant empanadas, but they were really good, and were a quick and easy meal. I split these into 7 and they were still very big, but good and filling enough for a standalone dinner. You can probably make them smaller for appetizers. The bottoms will flatten out, and we brushed the tops with some melted butter for some flavor. I didn't have hash browns, so I added chopped tator tots. I couldn't really taste it, though, so it could probably be omitted. I added in bell peppers and it definitely gave it some more flavor.
I also made a chicken empanada by using shredded chicken, peppers and onions, and a mix of a little bit of queso/milk. We dipped both of these empanadas in white queso, and they were delicious! Will definitely make again.