Pork Empanada Recipe

Pork Empanada Recipe

Though there are a lot of versions that everyone will really love, you must try the Pork Empanada Recipe which has become one of the favorite Filipino Foods.



For Pastry:



Make Pork Filling:

  1. In a large skillet, heat oil and saute garlic and onions until onions are cooked.
  2. Add in ground pork and stir cook for a few minutes.
  3. Then add salt, pepper and granulated seasoning.
  4. Stir cook for 1 minute then adds potatoes, carrots and water.
  5. Simmer for at least 5 minutes and stir cook to prevent the meat from sticking on the pan and to cook it evenly.
  6. Add in the raisins, peas, bell peppers and sugar and adjust the seasonings.
  7. Cook for 2 minutes more or until the liquid has almost evaporated. Set aside to cool.

Making the Pastry Dough:

  1. Combine flour, white sugar, baking powder and salt. Mix the dry ingredients using a wire whisk.
  2. Add in the pieces of butter to the dry ingredients and mix them until the butter is well mixed with the flour mixture.
  3. Add in the water and knead until the mixture turns into a smooth dough.
  4. Grab about 4 tablespoons of dough and form it into a ball. Do the same for the rest of the dough.
  5. Put in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes. In the meantime prepare a clean surface, like a chopping board, and dust with flour.
  6. Get a piece of dough and press it on the surface of the chopping board until it becomes flat.
  7. Using a rolling pin, flatten it further until thickness become at least half a centimeter thick.
  8. Place 4 tablespoon of filling on the center of the flattened dough.
  9. Fold the dough and seal the round edges by crimping or folding it.
  10. You can also seal the edges by pressing a fork. Do the same for the rest of the dough and filling.
  11. In a deep frying pan, heat oil about 3 cups and deep fry the empanadas for 3 to 5 minutes or until the empanadas turns golden brown.
  12. Place the empanadas in a bowl lined with paper towels to drain excess oil, Then transfer to a plate and serve.

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