Unique empanada fillings to bring variety and extra flavor to your gatherings: from savory to sweet, and from meaty to vegan.
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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.
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.
[Recipe + Video] Minced Beef Filling 4 Ways
Dominican Carne Ripiada Recipe (Shredded Beef)
[Recipe + Video] Chorizo Filling for Empanadas and Pastelones
[Recipe + Video] Apple and Pulled Pork Filling for Empanadas
Chicken empanada filling ideas
[Recipe + Video] Chicken with Tomato Sauce Filling for Empanadas
[Recipe + Video] Creamy Chicken - Filling for Casseroles and Party Foods
[Recipe + Video] Lambí Guisado (Stewed Conch)
[Recipe + Video] Vegan Mince for Empanadas and Pastelones
[Recipe + Video] Vegan Vegetable Mix Stuffing
Sweet empanada filling ideas
Dulce de Guayaba and Pasta de Guayaba Recipe (Guava Jam and Guava Paste)
[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.