Appetizers » Beef Empanadas w/ Olives & Raisins
John Verlinden of Mucho Gusto makes savory turnovers filled with aromatic spices, olives, raisins, ground beef and the tres amigos - onion, green pepper and garlic. Traditionally, empanadas are fried but John substitutes baking for frying as a method that can significantly reduce fat content. Not only does this make these empanadas healthier, but it gives them a lighter taste and enhances the flavor of the filling. Served warm or cold, appetizer size or larger, the sweet and tangy filling shines through.