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Definition: Empanada

Empanada, pronounced m-pah-nah-dah
A small, single serving, half moon shaped pastry with savory filling (although sometimes sweet - have you tried the new Starbucks mango and pineapple one?). The filling can be seasoned many ways and can contain meat, seafood, and vegetables. Empanadas are typically in Spain and South America, especially Argentina where they are consumed in quantities similar to that of sandwiches in the United States. Empanadas range in size from the entire pies of Galicia to the ravioli sized empanaditas of Buenos Aires.

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thatsmajor thatsmajor 9 years
Mmmm I love ham and cheese empanadas!!
krystalmak krystalmak 9 years
lol lanilovespeaches, I agree again :) REALLY GOOD
lanilovespeaches lanilovespeaches 9 years
mmm empanada's at venice beach! yumm!!
nati nati 9 years
I love them too!, I make them at least once a week!
chancleta chancleta 9 years
i heart empanadas!
SU3 SU3 9 years
They are huge down here in south FL
Tech Tech 9 years
I did try the Starbucks one and it beat out all their other pastries for me. Thanks for tip partyazucar.
littlemissvixen littlemissvixen 9 years
I love empanadas, it also spread to the Phillippines but its very different from the South American versions but its still very good!
partysugar partysugar 9 years
Carito I beleive the word for mechado is lard? However I may be mistaken, I haven't been to Spain since New Year's and my castellano is a tad bit rusty.
ccsugar ccsugar 9 years
MMmm when I was little, my mom and I used to go to this bakery in Mexican Town in Detroit where they had pumpkin empanadas... sooooo good! I haven't had one since I was like, 6, but I still remember the taste! :)
carito8 carito8 9 years
In my country we make them in every variety: with tuna, white cheese, white cheese and black beans, ground beef, mechada beef (I don't know the English word for mechada), and chicken....they are amazing!!:p
LaylaCams LaylaCams 9 years
These are awesome. Tu Tu Tango in Atlanta has the best!
Mme-Hart Mme-Hart 9 years
Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm :drool:
ALSW ALSW 9 years
The Starbucks one certainly sounds like something I should try! I love empanadas of all kinds. Yum!
DesignRchic DesignRchic 9 years
God these are a HUGE weakness of mine! :DROOL: My favorite is with ground beef, chopped up olives and cheese along with seasoning.
crispet1 crispet1 9 years
These are always awesome!
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