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Cheesy Spinach Pastelitos
  • 10 frozen empanada disks thawed⠀
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil ⠀
  • 1/2 onion minced⠀
  • 2 tablespoons of maple syrup⠀
  • 1/2 cup goat cheese shredded or crumbled⠀
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese shredded⠀
  • 1 1/2 cup chopped frozen spinach thawed and pressed to remove liquid ⠀
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt⠀
  • 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper ⠀
  • Vegetable oil
  1. In a pan, heat the olive oil and add the onion. Sauté over low heat for 3-4 minutes. Set aside. ⠀

  2. Add the cooked onions to a bowl, and using a spoon, mix well with the maple syrup, cheese, spinach, salt and pepper. ⠀

  3. Scoop the veg mix into each of the empanada disks, focusing on centering the filling in the middle. ⠀

  4. Fold over the empanada, lightly moisten edges with water, and seal with a fork.⠀

  5. Once you’re done, fill a small saucepan with enough oil to deep fry each of the empanadas. ⠀

  6. Bring to a medium heat, and cook the empanadas for 1-2 minutes, until both sides are golden, flipping once.⠀

  7. Remove from the pot, and place on a paper towel before serving. Enjoy!!