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  • Writer's pictureTammy


"Looking for something different? Want to take a walk on the wild side and cook outside the box? Try these little babies out for a flavor boost!"


Servings: 5

Prep Time: 20 Minutes

Cook Time: 5 Minutes


  • 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • 3 lbs ground beef Ground turkey maybe substituted

  • 1 medium yellow onion finely chopped

  • 1/2 cup Tomato Sauce

  • 15 Spanish Olives Stuffed with Pimientos thinly sliced, or chopped

  • 2 packets Sazon seasoning

  • 2 tablespoon Garlic Powder more to taste

  • 1 tablespoon Dried Oregano

  • 1 tablespoon Dried Parsley

  • 1 teaspoon Chili Powder

  • 1 tablespoon Onion Powder

  • Black Pepper to taste

  • 1 14 ounce package Goya Discos, thawed

  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese

  • Vegetable or corn oil for frying


Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add ground beef and cook until browned, breaking up meat with a wooden spoon, about 10 minutes. Add onions and cook until soft, about 5 minutes more. Stir in tomato sauce, olives, Sazon packets, garlic, oregano, parsley, onion, and chili powder and black pepper. Lower heat to medium-low and simmer until mixture thickens, about 15 minutes.

On a lightly floured work surface, using a rolling pin, roll out discos until 1/2-inch larger in diameter. Spoon about 1 1/2 tbsp. meat mixture into middle, add 1 Tbsp shredded cheese, fold in half to form a half moon; moisten edges with water and pinch to seal closed, or seal with a fork.

Fill a deep saucepan with oil to a depth of 2 1/2-inches. Heat oil over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking (350 degrees F on deep-fry thermometer). Cook Empanadas in small batches until crisp and golden brown, flipping once, 3 – 5 minutes. Transfer to paper towels to drain.

"Serve with a side of Spanish rice and beans, an ice cold cerveza with a slice of lime!"

CWT is not a certified dietician or nutritionist. Any nutritional information shared on this site is an estimate counted through measurements and package nutritional information used in each recipe. If calorie, macro counting and other nutritional values are important to you, I recommend running the ingredients through your choice of nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories can vary depending on national brands used per recipe.

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