Chorizo and Cheese Empanadas

Chorizo and Cheese…need I say more?

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  • 3/4 pound chorizo
  • 1/2 cup onions, diced
  • 1/2 cup pepper jack cheese, cubed
  • 14 ounce package prepared dough (discs for pastries) – located in the frozen aisle
  • Oil for frying


  1. Remove chorizo casing and while cooking in a medium-sized skillet break up chorizo to fine little pieces. Cook until no longer pink.
  2. When almost done, add onions and sauté for additional 5 minutes.
  3. Set aside and let cool.
  4. While heating the oil prepare empanadas.
  5. Fill each circle with about one tablespoon of chorizo mixture.
  6. Top each with 2-3 cubes of pepper jack cheese.
  7. Seal and crimp.
  8. Deep fry until golden brown and drain over paper towels.
  9. Serve warm.

Makes 10 empanadas.

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Categories: Appetizers

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