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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:

Más pollo?? Imposible! ! Sólo en #empanadasedu #empanadasdeverde #empanadadepollo #empanadas

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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:

Cuando hay hambre no importa la hora #empanadasalhorno

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…Or try them fried:

#cubancolombianfoodsion #empanadas #empanadadecarne #empadasdejamon #empanadadepollo

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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:

#lasempanadasdelchino #lasmejores #empanadadequeso #unsabordiferente

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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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READ: 11 Central American Foods That Might Take Over Your Love For Tacos

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

McDonald’s Now Has Quarter Pounder Scented Candles That You Definitely Didn’t Ask For

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McDonald’s Now Has Quarter Pounder Scented Candles That You Definitely Didn’t Ask For

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You know that friend whose car always smells like the food they ate the night before? You know the one, it’s the same friend who also has a collection of takeout Wendy’s, Taco Bell and McDonald bags shoved into the pocket of their backseats. Well now, you too can be that friend. Thanks to McDonald’s you can make literally anywhere smell like oily takeout.

McDonald’s announced this week that it will make a six-pack of scented candles that will smell like your favorite Quarter Pounder ingredients.

McDonald's six candles come in all the scents you'd expect.

Anyone familiar with the key ingredients in the beloved QP knows these scents include bun, ketchup, pickles, cheese, beef, and ooh baby onions. In honor of the Quarter Pounder’s 50th birthday, McDonald’s is also releasing a line of merchandise that includes calendars, lockets, mittens, shirts, and pins.

Draw up a romantic bath for you and yours that smells like an oily stove and pickles by getting the items here on the McDonald’s fan club website.

23 Gifts For The Friend Who Always Has Hot Cheetos Fingers

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23 Gifts For The Friend Who Always Has Hot Cheetos Fingers

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Flamin’ Hot Cheetos are life, need we say more?

They’re crunchy, they’re spicy, they make your mouth water just thinking about them. They’re the best thing that has ever existed in the history of the world. That might sound dramatic, but you know we’re not wrong.

This gift guide is for the friend in your life who’s always got Hot Cheetos stained fingers, but that could also be you. So you can either be selfish and get all the good stuff for yourself or be selfless and gift your BFF the best Hot Cheetos inspired holiday presents.

1. A Flamin’ Hot Cheetos card

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The perfect card to let your friend know what you think of them.

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2. Flamin’ Hot Cheetos socks

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Keep them toes cozy with these flamin’ hot socks.

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3. Baked Flamin’ Hot Cheetos

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For that friend who’s trying to cut back on the Hot Cheetos, here’s a “healthy” alternative.

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4. Flamin’ Hot Cheetos leggings

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You’ll for sure make a strong statement wearing these.

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5. A Flamin’ Hot Cheetos keychain

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Look at that liddo Hot Cheetos keychain, we love it so much we’re about to recommend 3-4 more different versions of it.

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6. A Flamin’ Hot Cheetos travel mug

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Pour it up, pour it up.

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7. Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Chipotle Ranch

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For the Hot Cheetos obsessed friend who NEEDS to try every single type of Hot Cheetos flavored out there.

Buy here.

8. Flamin’ Hot Cheetos hair bow

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Hair on fleek.

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9. Takis keychain

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Obviously, these aren’t Hot Cheetos. But if you’re a true Hot Cheetos fan, you know these are the second best chips to eat when you want to take a break from the usual.

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10. Flamin’ Hot Ruffles

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Again, for that friend who needs to eat anything that includes the words “Hot Cheetos.”

Buy here.

11. Flamin’ Hot Cheetos earrings

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Get that bling, honey.

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12. Hot Cheetos phone case

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Protect your phone with these flamin’ hot phone case.

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13. Reusable chopsticks

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We know there’s some of you out there who use chopsticks to eat Hot Cheetos to avoid the Hot Cheetos finger (they’re the best part though), so here you go, get you some chopsticks.

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14. Flamin’ Hot Cheetos sticker

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Slap it on your laptop.

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15. Flamin’ Xxtra Hot Cheetos keychain

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Look! Another cute keychain.

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16. Takis and Flamin’ Hot Cheetos travel mug

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The best of both worlds, unite.

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17. Flamin’ Hot Fries keychain

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Look! Another cute keychain.

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18. Another pair of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos leggings

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Oh, boy. These leggings will for sure get some heads turning. Werk it.

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19. OG Flamin’ Hot Cheetos pin

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Perfect to pin on your denim jacket.

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20. A Flamin’ Hot Cheetos dress

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And we’re ready for the club in this Hot Cheetos inspired look.

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21. Flamin’ Hot Cheetos joggers

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Get cozy in these Hot Cheetos joggers.

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22. Flamin’ Hot Cheetos dad hat

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Wear your love for Hot Cheetos loud and proud.

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23. A Flamin’ Hot Cheetos print

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Check out this lovely piece of Hot Cheetos inspired art.

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