Puerto Rican Meat Patties

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These little parcels are made with seasoned ground meat sealed in egg roll wrappers; they are then deep fried. Serve with salsa and guacamole if desired, but plain they are a dream. This recipe was handed down from my grandfather to my mom, from her to me, and now I'm passing it on to you.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 1 ½ cups chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped

  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • 1 (16 ounce) package egg roll wrappers

  • 2 quarts vegetable oil for frying

Directions

  1. In a large, heavy saute pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add chopped garlic, onions, and bell pepper; saute until soft.

  2. Add meat; cook and stir until browned. Drain off excess fat. Stir in tomato sauce and cilantro. Simmer until cilantro wilts. Remove from heat, and cool until mixture can be handled.

  3. Wrap 2 to 3 tablespoons of meat in an egg roll wrapper to form a triangle. Repeat with remaining ingredients.

  4. Heat vegetable oil in a wok or deep fry pan to 360 degrees F (168 degrees C). Fry patties in hot oil until golden brown. When done, transfer to plates lined with paper towels to drain.

Editor's Note

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

522 Calories
35g Fat
37g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 522
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 35g 44%
Saturated Fat 6g 32%
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 505mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 18mg 89%
Calcium 48mg 4%
Iron 3mg 19%
Potassium 353mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.