One of my favorite things to do is to celebrate food holidays. Sure, something like National Empanada Day doesn’t really exist in the way way that Thanksgiving or the Fourth of July do… But, still, they’re an absolutely delicious way to indulge in some of your favorite foods. So, when I learned that National Empanada Day falls on April 8, I had to jump at the chance to cook up some of these delicious pockets of flavor.
In case you didn’t know, empanadas are stuffed pastries that are baked or fried and made in many countries in Latin America, as well as in Spain. Typically, they’re made by folding dough over a stuffing made of meat, cheese, corn, or other ingredients. You’ll typically find them in Argentina, Chile, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and Colombia. And if you love them? Well, then you simply MUST try making one of these 12 easy and delicious empanada recipes ASAP.
Is there anything better than chorizo in empanadas? Only the fact that these are baked and therefore super easy to make!