These mini empanadas are addicting. And since they’re so small, you can eat as many as you want…right? The filling packs a punch with the kick of the United Harvest chorizo and is delicious inside the crispy, yet pillowy fried dough. These make for a perfect appetizer, side dish, or entrée. Serve alongside your sauce of choice, but I prefer and recommend a vinegar-based dipping sauce!
Although this time has been extremely difficult for everyone, it has given us the opportunity to reflect on what we value. I miss seeing my family and friends, working from the office with my co-workers, dining at delicious restaurants with my husband, etc., but have found other ways to stay busy and positive. Without a work commute, I’ve been spending much more time in the kitchen trying new recipes and methods. These mini beef empanadas were inspired by a dish at DAMA, an incredible Latin restaurant in downtown Los Angeles. This recipe came pretty close, but I still need to figure out how DAMA makes their drool-worthy Brazilian hot vinegar!