Recipe // Guava Mozzarella Empanadas

how to make guava mozzarella empanadas, recipe, sage and sparkle

This past weekend, I made empanadas for the first time. Warning: This is a tasty/non-healthy recipe, continue reading at your own risk. With my boyfriend being Puerto Rican, I have been learning how to cook a few Puerto Rico favorites and have even added my own twist, to a few classics... more on that later this week! Sunday, my love and I spent the afternoon in the kitchen making a few tasty appetizers, to bring over to his friends Super Bowl party that night.  When bringing food to a party, the signs of a successful dish are that it doesn't last long... and well, let's just say, these babies were a success!

Super easy to make... not at all healthy but oh, so tasty! Hey, every now and then you have to splurge... just follow it up with a green juice the next morning!

Keep reading for the Guava Mozzarella Empanadas recipe... 

Ingredients

  • 1 package 6" plantilla rounds (turnover dough)
  • 8 oz mozzarella cheese
  • 8 oz guava paste
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Small bowl of water and towel to moist dough

Directions

  • Slice cheese and guava paste into small rectangles (shown below)
  • Place on the top half of dough, alternating between cheese and guava paste
  • Dip you towel into bowl of water and tap the edges of the dough before closing, helping to ensure empanadas are properly sealed
  • Fold dough in half and press firmly along the edges with fingers to seal; use the edge of  a fork to crimp the edges; set aside and repeat
  • Once all empanadas are formed, heat 2" of vegetable oil, in a frying pan
  • Add 3-4 empanadas at a time and fry for 1-2 min on each side, until golden brown; remove from oil and let cool on top of a plate of paper towels (this helps soak up the access oil)
  • Serve and enjoy!

how to make guava mozzarella empanadas, recipe, sage and sparkle

how to make guava mozzarella empanadas, recipe, sage and sparkle

how to make guava mozzarella empanadas, recipe, sage and sparkle

how to make guava mozzarella empanadas, recipe, sage and sparkle

how to make guava mozzarella empanadas, recipe, sage and sparkle

how to make guava mozzarella empanadas, recipe, sage and sparkle

how to make guava mozzarella empanadas, recipe, sage and sparkle

how to make guava mozzarella empanadas, recipe, sage and sparkle

how to make guava mozzarella empanadas, recipe, sage and sparkle

 Have you ever made empanadas?  What is your favorite ingredients to include?

Check back Thursday to see what else we brought to the party!