Ground Pork Empanadas

Ingredients

Filling and Crust

  • 1 lb Smithfield Ground Pork
  • 6 Pillsbury® 6¾” Round Frozen Pie Dough (or housemade pie crust)
  • ½ onion, diced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp allspice
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • 13 cup shredded Manchego
  • 18 cup toasted pine nuts

Lemon-Honey Dipping Sauce

  • ½ cup mayonnaise or aioli
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp honey
  • Zest from 1 lemon
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Details

Product:

Ground Pork

Meal Course:

Dinner, Lunch

Dish Type:

Appetizer, Sandwich

Preparation

Filling and Crust

  1. Preheat oven to 375℉.
  2. Remove pie crusts from freezer.
  3. Brown ground pork with onions, and add seasonings, spices and raisins. Let mixture cook until pork is fully cooked, about 10 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat, and stir in Manchego and pine nuts.
  5. Divide mixture evenly between pie crusts in center of each crust.
    Wet edges with water. Fold crust over in half. (Dough has been washed, so no need for egg wash.)
  6. Bake at 375℉ until empanadas are golden brown, about 20 minutes.

Lemon Honey Dipping Sauce Preparation

  1. Combine all ingredients, and serve on the side along with a side salad.