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Empanadas With Spicy Bean Filling Recipe

Empanadas With Spicy Bean Filling is a popular Mexican Main
Author :
On :
Monday, 30 June, 2014
Category :
Kid friendly Recipe
Course :
Main Recipe
Cuisine :
Mexican Recipe
Technique :
Shallow Fry Recipe
Difficulty :
Servings :
Serves 4
Rated 4 based on 100 votes


  • For the pastry:
  • 2 cups - all-purpose flour
  • 3 tbsp - extra virgin Olive oil
  • 3 tbsp - fat-free shortening
  • 1/2 tsp - salt
  • Icy cold water to make the dough
  • For the filling: 1 - small red onion, finely diced
  • 2 Cloves - garlic, minced
  • 1 - medium potatoes, finely diced
  • 1 - small carrot, peeled and finely diced
  • 1/2 cup - pinto beans (use black beans if you prefer), soaked for a few hours, then cooked until tender enough to be mashed
  • 1/4 cup - Raisins
  • 1 tsp - cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp - dried Oregano
  • 1/2 tbsp - canola or Olive oil
  • How to Make Empanadas With Spicy Bean Filling:

    1. Heat the oil in a saucepan.
    2. Add the onions.
    3. When they start to brown, add the garlic and stir for a minute.
    4. Add potatoes, carrots, cayenne and oregano.
    5. Stir and cook until the carrots and potatoes start to soften.
    6. Add the beans with about 1 cup of the water.
    7. Stir well and cook until the vegetables are tender enough to be mashed.
    8. Let most of the liquid evaporate and, with a potato masher, mash the filling until it has broken down but is not absolutely smooth.
    9. You want some chunks of potato and beans in there for texture.


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