Talk about a highly versatile Latin food… the hearty empanada works for so many occasions and are very convenient. I've taken them on picnics, snuck them into the movie theater, taken them to Disneyland, walked along the beach and shared them with my man; and they work really well as a snack on the go and also for dinner as the main course. Like I said, they are very functional and all-purpose!
For those of you who love these little pockets but care about calories, I've made a recipe just for you: Parmesan cauliflower empanadas. They are a light alternative to the regular sweet and savory empanada, but I guarantee you that they are just as luscious and flavorful.