Empanadas Mini Pies #AppetizerWeek #Anolon

January 21, 2014 by Jenny Melrose
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Welcome to Day #2 of Appetizer Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Kristen from Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker. With the big football game coming up, we wanted to make sure you had plenty of ideas for your game day spread. Each day we will be dishing up a different set of appetizers. We hope you enjoy this fabulous group of recipes. Tune in each day starting with Monday, January 20 and ending on Saturday, January 25.

I grew up with very little spice in my life when it came to food.  My dad cannot handle anything that has heat or as I like to call it, “flavor”.  He literally, sat at our dinner table years ago swishing his milk in between bites of spaghetti.  Granted, Joe did add in a little red pepper, but it was quite the scene.  Nonetheless, I love spice in my food and I love to work with cumin, chili powder, coriander and paprika as you’ve seen from my Turkey Chili and Enchilada Stuffed Shells.  One of our easy week night meals is burritos and we often have leftovers.  I love using the leftover burrito meat to make empanadas, but to keep them a little healthier I don’t fry them.  I make empanada mini pies using pre-made pie crust.

 Empanadas Mini Pies

Empanadas Mini Pies

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  • Christie - Food Done Light

    I love empanadas but always hate making them. This is a fantastic idea to turn them into a mini pie.

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  • Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips

    These look so yummy Jenny! My little guy would especially love them – Mexican finger food is right up his alley!

  • Amy L

    We like to have BBQ on game days – ribs, briskit, slaw, cornbread.

  • Lisa@ Cooking with Curls

    I love potato skins…gotta have them during a game! Thanks so much for the giveaway Jenny. 🙂

  • Debbie @Dewdrop Gables

    These look and sound delicious! We are having a super bowl party and I will have to make these. I think I’ll do them in won ton cups instead since I have won ton sheets and no pastry. Thanks for the recipe!
    Debbie 🙂

  • Tara

    I have to say any dip, I just love dipping and munching!!

  • Evelyn @ My Turn for us

    OH Jenny, these little guys are awesome!! Love green chile!!


    PS Pinning and sharing!

  • Christine

    Perfect timing. I have some refrigerated pie crusts that I need to use up. These look great.

  • Andrew Hopkins

    It looks so yummy.
    I will try to make it.
    Thank for sharing. Now i have a new repice…

  • Andrew G Hopkins

    Hey! You are increasing my appetite by sharing such yummy recipes!
    Thanks a lot!

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