Pork Chorizo and Cheese Empanadas

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  • PREP TIME
    35 Min
  • COOK TIME
    14-16 Min
  • SERVINGS
    30

It started out, as my recipes often do, with A Big Idea.

With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, I’m planning a romantic weekend brunch, which is simple enough, I thought. There should definitely be an egg dish. And fresh fruit, I think. And something sweet. (Pastelitos or Cinnamon Rolls?) And coffee, of course, because I’m Cuban. But I also wanted to add a meat dish with a little bit of a kick to it to juxtapose with all of the above elements.

Also, I didn’t want to default to just plain old bacon or sausage as the meat dish, because then that would just be breakfast. I’m going for a little bit of a brunchier feel here. So I thought I’d add chorizo which would add the kick I was looking for.

Which is where Cacique® Pork Chorizo comes in to make some Pork Chorizo Empanadas. Living in California, I choose Cacique® Mexican Style products because of their high quality and the flavor I can always count on.

Cacique® Pork Chorizo is pretty much perfectly spiced, I thought, but I felt like I could Cubanize (

I figured as long as I was Cubanizing (<–That’s such a great word. Am I right?), I might as well add some finely diced potato to the mix.
And then for added flavor and to make the pork chorizo mixture more cohesive for the empanada filling, I added some crumbly Cacique® Panela Cheese.

My Romantic Weekend Brunch is ON!

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Pork empanadas ingredients
Pork empanadas diced veg
Pork & Cheese mixture
Pork empanadas cut circles
Pork Chorizo venting
Pork Chorizo Empanadas Egg Wash
Pork Empanada filling
Pork Chorizo & Cheese Empanadas

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