Easy Empanadas for an Quick Meal

Would you look at this?  Kids are back in school and I have a little bit of time to update the blog!  I actually recorded this baking tutorial while all 8 of them were home, and they were shockingly quiet – or outside in the pool the whole time.

Empanadas were introduced to our family last year through our au pair Tatiane who was from Brazil and since their introduction, I have, of course, put my own healthy spin on this quick and easy meal.



Preheat oven to 425

2 cups of almond milk – bring to a simmer (NOT BOILING!), take off stove.

Add 1/1/2 cups of lard (or bacon grease) and 2 TB Butter.  Let melt and cool.

Add 5 tea of yeast.  Stir.  Add 5 cups of flour and 1-2 tea salt (depending on how salty you like your food).  Stir until incorporated.  Kneed this mixture for about 5 minutes and let rest and rise for at least an hour.

Make filling – Check Pinterest for recipes or the fridge for leftovers.

Roll out small pieces of dough into a disk shape.  Fill with whatever filling you’ve made. Fold over, crimp edges if you want to, put on a baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.  Enjoy!

Just keep livin!

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