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Empanada Pork Filling

Rated as 4.88 out of 5 Stars

"This pork filling can be made way ahead of time to shorten the preparation time for these Filipino empanadas. Use my recipe for empanada dough."
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1 h 35 m servings 67
Original recipe yields 24 servings (1 1/2 cups)


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  1. Cook the ground pork in a nonstick skillet over medium heat until completely browned, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a separate skillet over medium heat; cook the onion and garlic in the hot oil until the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir the browned pork into the onion mixture; cook and stir another 5 minutes. Mix the potato, peas and carrots, and raisins into the pork; allow the mixture to cook together until the vegetables are completely tender, about 10 minutes. Allow the filling to cool completely before spooning into empanada dough.


  • Editor's Note
  • Try lola's recipe for Empanada Dough to make Filipino-style empanadas.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 67 calories; 3.9 4.4 4 12 25 Full nutrition

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Easy recipe to follow, i added adobo seasoning to it as well.

This was Delicious! ! I added some chopped jalapeno and onion. I used Grand biscuits that I flattened and used to fill them. Cilantro was also thrown in. I baked them up and served them with cre...

SO GOOD, doctored up a little

The raisins mixed with the meat reminded me of Indian food, so I added curry. I had to add a lot of salt and curry before the pork stopped tasting watery. I used a lot more raisins about 3 handf...

I was a little hesitant making this recipe, cuz it was like the first thing I had ever cooked with raisins in (I put like 6 times as much as I should of as well, my mistake) but it was still del...

This was a great recipe, especially the filling. It calls for a bit of work dicing the ingredients, but well worth the time and effort. We weren't too impressed with the crust, but it worked oka...

I have never done empanadas but when I tried this, it was fairly easy and delicious. I used ground beef and made other with ground turkey since we don't eat pork. I added some chipotle saucd wit...