Cookbook giveaway - Empanadas

EmpanadasThe latest cookbook from Latin American food expert Sandra A. Guiterrez features the world's most widely eaten hand-held pies: empanadas. Filled with a marvelous array of ingredients, empanads make a perfect snack, everyday meal, decadent dessert, or great party fare. (Read more about these delicious pies in our author interview with Sandra). Empanadas: The Hand-Held Pies of Latin America offers a collection of delicious recipes and tips on creating the perfect mini pie for any occasion, from Argentinian cheesy spinach empanadas to flaky Brazilian shrimp and tomato empanadas to Costa Rican empanaditas stuffed with gooey pineapple jam.

In addition to the many recipes, the book includes an introduction on the history of empanadas, a lesson on dough types and folding techniques, and stunning color photographs. We're delighted to offer 2 copies to EYB Members in the US and Canada only. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post:

What is your favorite empanada filling?

Please note that you must be signed into the Rafflecopter contest before posting the comment or your entry won't be counted. The contest ends June 2, 2015.

68 Comments

  • jd5761  on  5/5/2015 at 11:03 AM

    ham and cheese - the gooey the cheese the better

  • jupflute  on  5/5/2015 at 11:16 AM

    cheese!!!

  • MelMM  on  5/5/2015 at 11:18 AM

    Picadillo. But I'm really not fussy, I like them all.

  • cookcanread  on  5/5/2015 at 11:22 AM

    I make a pork filling with smoky chipotles that is so good.

  • piratesky  on  5/5/2015 at 11:52 AM

    Prawns seared in chilli and garlic, fresh diced tomatoes, loads of coriander leaves and a good ewe cheese melted in.

  • jrubotto  on  5/5/2015 at 12:09 PM

    Chicken~!

  • kimtrev  on  5/5/2015 at 12:35 PM

    pork

  • kayanelson  on  5/5/2015 at 1:13 PM

    I haven't had a lot of empanadas but I'd like to try a sweet one for sure.

  • yadajm  on  5/5/2015 at 2:20 PM

    I'm embarrassed to say I've never had an empanada.

  • sgp  on  5/5/2015 at 5:50 PM

    corn & cheese

  • trudys_person  on  5/5/2015 at 7:32 PM

    Shrimp, or a vegetarian filling ... Thanks!

  • paulabucharles  on  5/5/2015 at 11:29 PM

    Cheese!!!

  • contest718  on  5/5/2015 at 11:40 PM

    beef, habaneros and cheese. love beef patties and the filling inside them in just about any meat pie.

  • Zosia  on  5/6/2015 at 6:41 AM

    I've only had a few but I quite enjoyed one with tuna

  • sbh2006  on  5/6/2015 at 7:30 AM

    Pumpkin!

  • hillsboroks  on  5/6/2015 at 8:15 AM

    Spicy chicken

  • vickster  on  5/6/2015 at 8:20 AM

    pork

  • Deneenm  on  5/6/2015 at 8:45 AM

    I like them all! :)

  • Blowfish  on  5/6/2015 at 9:44 AM

    Picadillo, I guess. But really, how can you pick just one?

  • MmeFleiss  on  5/6/2015 at 12:00 PM

    Picadillo for sure.

  • dbielick  on  5/6/2015 at 1:46 PM

    Picadillo

  • jecca  on  5/6/2015 at 2:21 PM

    I love chorizo and potato.

  • Lrosaly  on  5/6/2015 at 3:13 PM

    Picadillo

  • nicolthepickle  on  5/6/2015 at 5:58 PM

    Beef and peppers.

  • meggan  on  5/6/2015 at 6:23 PM

    Spicy shrimp

  • tasteslike  on  5/6/2015 at 10:43 PM

    picadillo

  • MangerTout  on  5/7/2015 at 8:01 AM

    My experience with empanadas is very limited. But the enthusiasm of the author makes me want to try them. They sound like a great food to bring to a picnic.

  • thecharlah  on  5/7/2015 at 8:37 AM

    picadillo

  • Larkspur  on  5/7/2015 at 11:52 AM

    Olives!

  • Hally  on  5/7/2015 at 7:16 PM

    Have only eaten them twice but absolutely loved them, I have had a beef and egg and a chicken empanada.

  • pgarcia  on  5/7/2015 at 8:58 PM

    Dried apricot!

  • CarbonToe  on  5/9/2015 at 4:15 AM

    I love Baked Beans and Pickle in mine! Gooey mess!

  • matag  on  5/11/2015 at 4:15 PM

    Pineapple

  • clairew137  on  5/16/2015 at 5:20 AM

    Picadillo

  • tjnelson1hotmail  on  5/17/2015 at 3:38 PM

    Spicy steak.

  • love2chow  on  5/18/2015 at 2:22 PM

    jamaican beef

  • bfg67  on  5/19/2015 at 5:41 AM

    beef

  • HerBoudoir  on  5/19/2015 at 8:46 AM

    slow cooked pork

  • percussion03  on  5/20/2015 at 10:48 PM

    No idea, but I'm sure this book has some great ones. Black beans and squash sounds good.

  • AGENT99  on  5/24/2015 at 4:25 AM

    beef

  • cambridgecook  on  5/24/2015 at 8:47 PM

    beef with raisins and olives

  • pandapotamus  on  5/24/2015 at 11:08 PM

    cheese and jalapeno!

  • Analyze  on  5/25/2015 at 8:04 AM

    pork!

  • sgump  on  5/27/2015 at 10:21 PM

    Lamb, rutabaga, potato, and mint . . . okay, so that's a pasty filling, but still!

  • Cheforsini  on  5/27/2015 at 10:47 PM

    Empanadas all Horno with hardboiled eggs, olives, and a beef

  • bkauf  on  5/27/2015 at 10:51 PM

    Piccadilly for sure, especially if spicy!!

  • Beckiemas  on  5/27/2015 at 10:53 PM

    Spicy beans!

  • sillyvy  on  5/28/2015 at 12:33 AM

    chicken and potatoes

  • JanScholl  on  5/28/2015 at 2:00 AM

    potatoes and spinach. Yum.

  • lils74  on  5/28/2015 at 2:45 AM

    Spicy meat is wonderful as a filling!

  • kidzcook  on  5/28/2015 at 5:56 AM

    Chile Verde

  • annahsgram  on  5/28/2015 at 9:02 AM

    I love pineapple

  • elenajh  on  5/28/2015 at 10:27 AM

    Picadillo

  • robm  on  5/28/2015 at 1:34 PM

    Palm Hearts

  • JordanHamons  on  5/28/2015 at 4:25 PM

    I don't know if I have a favorite empanada filling... but I love all things sweet!

  • Carpecookie  on  5/29/2015 at 8:55 AM

    Potato & chorizo empanadas

  • Larrupin  on  5/29/2015 at 4:55 PM

    Chorizo

  • Nsteinen  on  5/29/2015 at 5:10 PM

    Picadillo

  • Julia  on  5/30/2015 at 10:28 AM

    Our favorite restaurant makes duck empanadas and they are wonderful.

  • adelina  on  5/30/2015 at 11:03 AM

    Spicy chicken

  • florador  on  5/30/2015 at 12:41 PM

    Corn and spicy chicken

  • Rberger  on  5/30/2015 at 2:25 PM

    Definitely "fiesta" picadillo with raisins, capers, olives and toasted almonds.

  • hrhacissej  on  5/30/2015 at 3:13 PM

    Chicken

  • sarahcooks  on  5/30/2015 at 6:22 PM

    Any kind of meat.

  • Tinybite  on  5/31/2015 at 4:16 PM

    Well, I have only tried a few so far, I'd say beef=)

  • homeeccentric  on  6/1/2015 at 3:58 PM

    black beans and squash!

  • Megalaroo  on  6/1/2015 at 4:34 PM

    Pork! :)

  • cstcroix  on  6/2/2015 at 5:29 PM

    Chicken! Spicier the better.

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