Skip to content

Chorizo and Peach Empanadas

whats-fresh-Peach-Empandas1.jpg1 tablespoon olive oil
1 white onion, diced
4 cloves garlic chopped
4 small fresh serrano peppers
2 (9-ounce packages) El Mexicano Pork Chorizo
3 medium-sized potatoes, cut into small cubes
4 plum tomatoes, diced
1 teaspoon thyme
4 peaches, pitted, skinned, and cubed
¼ cup queso fresco, crumbled
10 empanada wrappers (1 pack)
2 tablespoons butter, melted

In a hot skillet, heat olive oil and then brown the serrano peppers; remove the peppers, take off the stem, and dice. Then, cook the onion and garlic until they are clear. Add the chorizo, potatoes, and diced serranos, and cook on medium until the potatoes are soft. Let the mixture cool.

Preheat the oven to 400°F. To make the empanadas, take an empanada wrapper and in the middle place 2 large tablespoons of the cooked pork and vegetable mixture, some of the uncooked cubed peach, and a little of the queso fresco. Fold the dough in half and crimp the edge with a fork or pinch and roll the edges for a braided look. Place the crimped dough on a pan coated with a little cooking spray. Spread melted butter on the empanadas. Cook them for 20 minutes or until they are a little brown. Cool on a rack. Makes about 10 empanadas.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Bigswedefood Instagram

Cultivator’s Calendar May 26th. What surfaced in my Qigong play this morning was not the simplicity of the movement but the grand complexity of union with the Tao the simple movement in Qigong brings forth. We are all so enamored with flashy movement and feats of flexibility, agility and strength that we miss entirely the mystical presence we are everywhere connected to. We are all so thirsty for this connection yet we keep drinking from poisoned wells thinking it is better than nothing. Today make a change, take a drink from the big well always filled with water, slow down reorder those pesky habits to allow for stillness. #taichichuan
Cultivator’s Calendar May 25th. It is wiggly out there folks. One of the things we humans do is to close ourselves off when there is pain. Shields go up. This many times makes us feel even more isolated and angry. Reach out today feel your connection to your community and those around you. If you are a cultivator reach outward and feel your connection one way to do this from a Tai Chi perspective is Play Chan Su Chins and let the web of life move you. With Qigong you can play 9 shine activities which is fundamentally about protective Qi. Which funny enough you imagine shining out brightly in all directions. Another activity is Fong Son Gung the true breath. Inhale see energy coming into every pore of your body exhale imagine you are a big shining lightbulb. #taichichuan
Cultivator’s Calendar May 24th. Keeping a relaxed and playful state of mind, where you consider everything a happy accident wherever life leads you today seems like a good way to proceed looking at all of the daily Energetics. Let’s see how it goes huh? #taichichuan
Cultivator’s Calendar May 23. There is a strength that can be accessed by gentleness called wise force. As if you hold and express movement from a place where you are touching something delicate that you don’t want to injure. This kind of movement is a doorway that leads to a conversation with the Tao. One listens more than one pronounces. This wise force allows space for something mysterious to attend. #taichichuan
%d bloggers like this: