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I added recaito amd sofrito......makes it yummier!!! My puerto rican husband loves them!!! I used the frozen goya disc too!!!

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cheryl d. August 03, 2010

thanks , this is awesome! i am 13 and tried this recipe and impressed my whole family! thanks again! :)

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kacobmacri101 September 12, 2011

This is a very common dish referred to by puerto ricans as pastellios. I made my own filling, but I used the dough recipe. I was quick and easy. I downsized the recipe and the only thing I changed, is added more salt. Its a very authentic recipe. Thanks for the recipe.

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chef FIFI March 07, 2006

I made these according to your recipe. There was "something" missing. It was golden raisins. When we lived in P.R. there were always golden raisins in them. After adding the raisins to the left-over meat, it made it much better but still not authentic enough.

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islandlover29 January 29, 2006

Great recipe; reminded me of Puerto Rico. I used discos and rotisserie chicken. One day, I'll get the nerve up to try and bake them!

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kellsbella June 21, 2014

This did not turn out for me:( I'm sure the recipe is perfect and it was my fault I got the results I did. The dough was great, but it kept tearing. I got one good empanada out of the bunch. The rest I turned into sope type shells and added the filling on top. I was also disappointed when after I finished cooking I realized I forgot the bell pepper. I don't think I will try this recipe again, it was awfully time consuming. I will continue to purchase my beef patties from the Jamaican restaurant in Chicago.

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LexiRox June 12, 2013

1st time i ever made these next time ill cut down the garlic a little but other than that great loved it i didnt make my own dough i bought the disco disc which worked out great thanks for all your help!!!

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cason0531 January 06, 2010

I thought this was so good! I bought premade empanda dough, instead of making it myself, but the filling was delicious and the overall product superb! Thanks!

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Stacey S. October 16, 2008

Changed things a bit. I used frozen empanadas. I whole onion,pepper and no salt and 1 pkg of goya picante seasoning and 1 pkg goya con azafran. We like things very spicy. It was very good. I just had empanadas at a party and wanted them more seasoned. I also fried them on top of the stove. Med until crispy.

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docmarie August 15, 2007
Puerto Rican Fried Meat Pies: Empanadas