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What’s not to love about the savory goodness of empanadas? They make for a wonderfully verstile dish and work great as the main fare or as a side dish. They’re especially great with a simple salad or fruit.

One of the best places in town to find empanadas is Rosalia’s Family Bakery on Kavanaugh. But they can be fun to make, especially with this super simple recipe from

Here’s What You Need:

  • 1 lb ground beef (or chicken or any mixture of veggies)
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (15 ounce) can fresh cut corn, drained
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 8 ounces grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 2 (16 ounce) cans large refrigerated biscuits (buttermilk or other variety)

And Here’s How To Make Them:

  1. Brown the ground beef in a frying pan adding the salt and pepper just before done.
  2. Let the beef cool.
  3. In a large bowl mix the corn, onions, cheese, and salsa, then add the cooled beef mixing carefully so not to break up all the cheese.
  4. Roll the biscuits out flat to about 2-1/2 times their size.
  5. Place approx 1/3 cup filling on one side of the center of the circle lengthwise.
  6. Fold the dough over the filling like a turn over and crimp the edges like a pie crust. Be careful not to tear the dough, and to seal the edges completely or your filling will come out!
  7. Place on slightly greased cookie sheet and bake at 375° till lightly browned.

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Do you have a favorite empanada filling? We’d love to hear about it! 

Meredith is the online editor of the Savvy Blog. She lives in Little Rock with her twin sons, dogs, cats, and husband.
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