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Baked Picadillo Empanadas

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Picadillo is a traditional Latin dish that is made with ground beef, tomatoes and peppers. Every Latin American country makes their version a little different and this one is the Cuban version that uses olives, raisins/currants, garlic, oregano and a bit of red wine vinegar. The name Picadillo comes from the verb Picar which means “to mince”. I always loved empanadas which are Latin pastries that are stuffed and either baked or fried. I chose to bake mine as they are much healthier and a lot les

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2 tablespoons canola oil
1 4? inch stick cinnamon
1 large yellow onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, stemmed, seeded, and chopped
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon, halved
1½ teaspoon dried oregano
? teaspoon ground cloves
4 cloves garlic, chopped
2-lbs. ground beef
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
¾ cups raisins
¾ cup green pimento-stuffed olives, halved
1 28 ounce can whole peeled tomatoes, undrained, crushed
½ cup slivered almonds, toasted
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
2 packages of large Goya frozen Empanada discs (each package contains 10 discs)
1 large egg, beaten with a couple tablespoons of water (this will be used for the eggwash)
Flour for dusting your wooden board
Heat the oil in a 12? cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add cinnamon stick, onions, and peppers; cook, stirring, until vegetables are soft, about 10 minutes. Add half the ground cinnamon, oregano,...
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Nutritions

Calories
95

Sodium
181mg
7% DV

Fat
5g
8% DV

Protein
1g
2% DV

Carbs
9g
3% DV

Fiber
1g
5% DV

Marinated Taro Root

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A marinated snack that can be used to replace late night bad habit cravings!

8 small taro roots
water
salt
1 cup yogurt, mixed with enough water to submerge roots (add salt)
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  1. Wash the taro roots well.
  2. Slightly cut a slit into each root, but not big enough to split the root into two pieces. This will allow the water and marinade to go into the taro root

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Nutritions

Calories
103

Sodium
946mg
39% DV

Fat
1g
2% DV

Protein
7g
14% DV

Carbs
17g
5% DV

Fiber
4g
18% DV
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