Rating: 4.67 stars
3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

The unique flavor of Puerto Rican seasonings, green olives, and lean beef combine in a deep-fried pastry for a deliciously spicy turnover. Can be served small as appetizers or meal size.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
15 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
15
Yield:
15 pastelillos
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Ingredients

15
Original recipe yields 15 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Add onion, tomato sauce, olives, sofrito, sazon, garlic, and oregano. Bring to a simmer and cook until mixture thickens, about 15 minutes.

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  • Spoon 1 heaping tablespoon of meat mixture into the middle of a disco. Fold dough over, moisten edges, and press with a fork to seal. Repeat with remaining meat mixture and discos.

  • Pour oil into a saucepan and heat over medium-high heat. Fry pastelillos until golden brown and bubbly, about 3 minutes each. Drain on paper towels before serving.

Editorial Note:

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

Nutrition Facts

290 calories; protein 10.8g; carbohydrates 27.6g; fat 15.8g; cholesterol 20.8mg; sodium 735.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (4)

3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2021
These turned out great!!! The only thing I added was a half a slice mozzarella cheese to each but that was only by preference. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/03/2021
I made it exactly as written except I used my air fryer to cook. 350 degrees for 10 minutes in batches. We like these pretty stuffed so I ran out of stuffing with quite a few wrappers left. I grabbed some ham and cheese from the fridge, whipped up a quick honey mustard and used the rest of them. Read More