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authentic mexican fried empanadas


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Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total: 45 minutes

Servings: 12


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Step 1

Add the prepared masa to a large bowl and then add the flour, salt, and a little bit of the water.

Step 2

Stir, adding more water until you reach the desired consistency. It should be thick enough that it doesn't break up when you make a tortilla, but thin enough that it won't take too long to cook through. See images

Step 3

Form balls with about 1/4 cup of masa and flatten the tortilla using a tortilla press with plastic wrap on the top and bottom. Add the filling (ground beef or cheese) and fold over using the plastic wrap to assist and seal the edges with your fingers or a fork.

Step 4

Heat oil to about 350-365 degrees fahrenheit in a pot or a frying pan and add the empanadas 1 or 2 at a time. You will fry the empanadas for approximately 3-5 minutes each until golden brown.

Step 5

Serve with lettuce, pico de gallo, salsa, and crema.

Step 6

Heat the ground beef and add the rest of the ingredients. Cook until cooked through, adjusting seasonings to taste.