Let me share a JCJ story...
Growing up, I was introduced to so many foods and it is most likely why I was such a good eater as a child and one of the reasons why I studied food & nutrition.
I remember watching my mom make these yummy empanadas. Watching her prepare the dough (old school) with no Kitchen Aid mixer, she is definitely an OG when it comes to making everything from scratch! 😉
As a kid, I would pull up a chair to the counter and just watch her make these and pretty much anything. These handheld empanadas are a process to prepare, but are worth the time making because they are so damn delicious.
In the recipe that I am currently developing, I’ve reduced the sugar and added some spinach to the filling. (Again trying to reduce my food waste). I used ground Turkey for a much leaner protein choice also.
Traditionally, you add diced potatoes and frozen peas with the ground meat. So, I did keep these vegetables in the filling. For sweetness, raisins are added too. My preference, is to chop them into smaller pieces and add to the filling mixture. It’s definitely different, but the flavour is so good within that first bite!
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