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Easy Empanadas


  • 2 cups Almond Milk
  • 1 1/2 cups Lard or bacon grease
  • 2 Tbsp Butter
  • 5 tsp Yeast
  • 5 cups Flour
  • 1-2 tsp Salt


  1. Preheat oven to 425
  2. 2 cups of almond milk - bring to a simmer (NOT BOILING!), take off stove.
  3. Add 1/1/2 cups of lard (or bacon grease) and 2 TB Butter.  Let melt and cool.
  4. 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.
  5. Make filling - Check Pinterest for recipes or the fridge for leftovers.
  6. 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!