What’s not to love about empanadas? That’s exactly that type of food I can eat in all day long. Mexican empanadas are a little bit remind me Ukrainian pierogies (not Polish). In Ukraine we make them with hundreds of stuffings, with cabbage, meat, potato, cottage cheese, apples, cherries and so on.
Most of the times we fry our “empanadas” on a skillet with enormous amount of sunflower oil, but this time I’ve decided to make a healthy twist and bake them in the oven. Plus usually we make a yeast dough for pierogies, but in this recipe I used a store bought pie crust. I’m not in Ukraine anymore, so can let myself to break the cooking tradition once in a while!