13 Empanadas So Beautiful They’ll Make You Weep

You’re reading mitú right now, so you’re obviously aware that really, every single day is National Empanada Day. Whether your personally prefer the kind from Argentina, Venezuela, Chile or elsewhere, you can’t deny these make the perfect snack, meal or dessert. (Just don’t ever call them “hand pies,” fools.)

Enough talk. Let’s celebrate empanadas with a little food porn:

If you have a classic empanada de carne, take it to the next level with salsa de tomate:

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…Or with some traditional chimichurri sauce:


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You can never go wrong with an empanada de pollo:

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Plus, veggies just taste better in an empanada:

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But be sure to balance your healthy foods (like sweet potato) with chocolate. It’s only right:


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You can have them baked:


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…Or try them fried:

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Strawberry + rosemary = new spin on dessert empanadas:


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And don’t even get us started on the magic that is a perfect empanada de guayaba:


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If you wanna get a little Italian with it, try a Caprese empanada:

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Because the only thing better than cheese is MORE CHEESE:

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You can even get creative with the outside and add things like sesame and poppy seeds for extra crunch and flavor:

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Just remember: Others are gonna want you to share.


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Let’s hear it for empanadas!

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What’s your favorite kind of empanada? And can we have a bite?

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