Chili-Pork Empanadas

Preparation info
  • Makes


    snack-size empanadas
    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Everyday Art of Gluten-Free: 125 Savory and Sweet Recipes Using 6 Fail-Proof Flour Blends

By Karen Morgan

Published 2014

  • About

Empanadas are a savory hand pie made, in various iterations, in many Latin American countries, as well as Texas. (Texas really is a whole other country!) These gluten-free hand pies function perfectly as a casual entrée, a quick lunch, or made in a smaller size, the perfect party food.


For the Filling

  • 1 pound (455 g) ground pork or beef
  • 1 (4.5<


Make the filling

In a large bowl, knead the meat, chiles, paprika, salt, cumin, oregano, cayenne, and pepper together until they are well combined.

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Sauté the onions with a pinch of salt, until they are translucent. Add the pork mixture and cook it for 10 to 12 minutes, stirring occasionally, until th