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Pork and Raisin Empanadas

Servings: 12 Empanadas

Easy to make, hot or cold, these delicious empanadas are made with a sweet & savory pork and raisin

filling, excellent for the holidays.

The empanada dough can be purchased at any specialty Hispanic grocery store, these dough disks

come usually frozen and are rolled-out and shaped ready for you to create delicious empanadas. There

are two types of doughs available on the market, one is for frying empanadas and the other is for

baking, both are usually available side by side in the grocery freezer store so heads up! be sure you

pick the one you are wanting to use, both are delicious and fun to make.


1 package store bought empanada dough

1 lb. ground lean pork

2 Tablespoons olive oil

salt and pepper

1 cup onion diced

4 garlic cloves mashed

2 Tablespoons tomato paste

1 Tablespoon paprika

2 Cups chicken broth

1 cup raisins

½ cup green olives sliced

½ cup chopped fresh parsley


Heat oil in a pan

Add pork, salt and pepper to taste, sauté for 2-3 minutes while breaking up the pork with a wooden

spoon. Add onion, garlic, tomato paste, paprika until onion has softened

Add chicken broth and raisins, bring to a boil, lower heat and let it simmer together until broth has

mostly dried out, add the olives, parsley, and a little of chopped pickled jalapeños if you like spice, sit to

the side to cook.

Add filling into the center of the dough, egg wash around the edge of the dough and fold over, using a

fork to secure the edges

Bake or fry in the oven according to package instructions.

Chef Martin Lopez


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