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11 INGREDIENTS7 STEPS30MIN

Authentic Pastelillos

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This is a delicious appetizer that is very popular in Puerto Rican culture. Make this, and it will be a guaranteed hit at your house!

30MIN

Total Cooking Time

11

Ingredients
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Ingredients
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Servings:
8
Serves 8
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2 lb
Ground Beef
3 Tbsp
Sofrito Sauce
1/2 Tbsp
Adobo Seasoning
1 pckg
Goya® Sazon con Culantro y Achiote
1 cup
Tomato Sauce
1
Potato , diced
1/2
1/2
Onion , diced
8
Pastry Dough
Rounds
to taste
Cooking Oil
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Step 1
Into a pot, add Ground Beef (2 lb) . Season with Sofrito Sauce (3 Tbsp) , Adobo Seasoning (1/2 Tbsp) , and Goya® Sazon con Culantro y Achiote (1 pckg) . Cook until beef is browned.
Step 2
Add Red Bell Pepper (1/2) , Green Bell Pepper (1/2) , and Onion (1/2) . Stir to combine.
Step 3
Add Tomato Sauce (1 cup) and Potato (1) . Stir. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes, until potatoes are tender.
Step 4
Drain the liquid from the beef and vegetable mixture. Scoop spoonfuls into the center of each piece of Pastry Dough (8)
Step 5
Fold the dough in half. Using a fork, press around the edges to seal. Flip and press the edges of the other side.
Step 6
Into a pan, add about an inch of Cooking Oil (to taste) . Once hot, add the pastelillos. Fry in batches of 2 for about 2 1/2 minutes per side, until deep golden brown. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain the excess oil.
Step 7
Serve warm and enjoy!

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