Unique empanada fillings to bring variety and extra flavor to your gatherings: from savory to sweet, and from meaty to vegan. These are also the best rellenos de pastelones you can find.
Usually, pastelitos, and empanadas are filled with minced beef and shredded chicken, but there are many other ways to make them: pick from beef, pork, seafood, chicken, vegan, and sweet fillings for your pastelitos and empanadas. Some of these are also great rellenos for pastelones (casserole stuffing).
And we have those traditional recipes here, but we also have a larger collection of fillings to make your gathering a smashing success.
How to use them
You can use these in our traditional fried pastelitos and empanaditas, my no-butter baked empanadas, the gluten-free yuca empanadas, these sweet empanadas, or crispy dough sticks (the easiest way to make empanadas).
Beef empanadas recipes are very popular, so it stands to reason that we'd have a lot to offer here. Check out our minced beef filling recipes with 3 variations to make your empanadas and pastelitos, and the traditional one to also use in pastelones.
Or try something new: our tasty carne ripiada is great too as a pastelito and empanada filling.
Beef Empanada Filling [Recipe + Video] Ground Beef 4 Ways
Dominican Carne Ripiada Recipe (Shredded Beef)
Chorizo Empanadas [Recipe + Video] Filling + 3 Types of Dough
Pulled Pork Empanadas [Recipe + Video] Filling and 3 Dough
Chicken empanada filling ideas
[Recipe + Video] Chicken with Tomato Sauce Filling for Empanadas
[Recipe + Video] Creamy Chicken - Filling for Casseroles and Party Foods
Lambí Guisado [Recipe + Video] Stewed Conch
Masa de Cangrejo Guisada (Easy Crabmeat Recipe)
Vegan Mince [Recipe + Video] Pastelones and Empanadas Filling
[Recipe + Video] Vegan Vegetable Mix Stuffing
Sweet empanada filling ideas
Guava Jam [Recipe + Video] Salsa, Dulce y Pasta de Guayaba
[Recipe + Video] Pineapple Jam Filling for Dominican Cake
Dulce de Leche Cake Filling Recipe
Which one is your favorite of these empanada fillings? Is there one missing you'd like me to write a recipe for? Let me know in the comments.
Published Sep 21, 2021, revised