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Beef Empanadilla (Empanada) Recipe | Hip ‘n Creative

I love making beef empanadillas/empanadas for my family and I thought it would be awesome to share this recipe with you as well. I have been making these for years and love it!  I hope you do too.  Below I have the list of ingredients you will need to make a batch for yourself.  I also included the video for you as well!

INGREDIENTS: (Serving 20 Empanadillas)

1 lb of Ground Beef (or Chicken, Pork)
1 packet of Sazon
1 tsp Onion powder
1 tsp Garlic Powder
1.5 tsp of Adobo
1 8oz. Can of Salsa
1 tbsp of Sofrito
1 tbsp of Recado
1 medium Potato cubed
Oil enough for frying
2 packages of Empanada Disc (found in the hispanic section of your supermarket) *make sure to defrost your discs prior to cooking.

DIRECTIONS:
On a separate pot boil a medium potato until fork tender, drain and set aside. On a medium pan cook your beef on medium heat until brown then drain. Add all the ingredients together.

Next take your meat and potato filling and fill the center of the discs. Pinch the ends to secure the discs and prevent them from opening with a fork. Fry in pan for about 3 minutes (each side) on medium heat or until golden brown.

Serve alone or with your favorite rice recipe!  If you make this recipe please make sure to share it with me on instagram by tagging me @hipncreative!

xo,
Awilda

No Bake Cheesecake

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Oh my gosh you have to try this super easy No Bake Cheesecake recipe!  Not only is it easy to make and requires NO BAKING it also tastes good!  I mean really good!  I made some over the weekend and had my little minions taste them and they all loved it 🙂  Which is a win for me.  This recipe is for 12 mini cheesecake muffins.  Here is what you’ll need to make these bad boys yourself:

CheesecakeIng

  • Graham Crackers (1 box)
  • 1 stick of butter (or 8oz of margarine)
  • 14 oz. of Marshmallow Fluff
  • 2 packages of cream cheese about 8oz. each
  • Cherry Pie Filling

Cheesecake Frosting

First let your cream cheese come to room temperature.  Once your cream cheese is ready, whip with marshmallow fluff and place in a piping bag (i used a sandwich bag) set aside.

Graham Cracker Crust

Grab your box of graham crackers (I actually used 2 packae -about 18 crackers rather than the whole box), using your food processor or mini processor, grind your crackers into crumbs (or you can whack them silly in a sandwich bag).  In a medium bowl, combine 1 stick of butter and cracker crumbs (until kind of sticky).

Next, pack your pie crust into your container -I used 7 oz. plastic cups I had available (but you can also use a muffin pan lined with cupcake liners.  You will need to ‘mush’ them down  (I used another cup wrapped in plastic wrap) until nice and tight.  Next snip your sandwich bag at the corner and pipe in your your cream cheese and finish off with with cherry pie filling.  Refrigerate overnight or for a about 4 hours.  Boom.. Done!  Easy Peasy right?  If you’re not fond of cherry pie fillings you can definitely substitute it with your favorite toppings.

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I hope you enjoy this recipe, I will be adding more fun recipes I try.  If you have any suggestions, please leave me a comment and I will definitely give it a whirl!