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Chicken Tinga Empanadas - At Dana's Table

Chicken Tinga Empanadas

Chicken Tinga Empanadas - At Dana's Table

Ya’ll, I told you I was on a pastry and Mexican food kick.  I wasn’t kidding.  It started back during Cinco de Mayo festivities, I had made some chicken tinga for the holiday and with leftovers I decided to wrap them in dough.  Chicken tinga is normally stuffed into a taco or onto a tostada and layered with some slaw, beans, cheese….. but pastry is my name and rolling dough is my game.  I blame my pastry loving husband.  He loves a good crust.  I even made him chicken pot pie for his birthday – more on that in a different post.  And once again I’m feeding that inner smokey chicken desire that represents a new phase in my food life.

This is a Pati Jinich recipe.  And I love her.  I don’t know why, she just tickles my funny bone and makes me want to get in the kitchen and stay there cooking up Mexican food delights.  She’s the type of person, where I’d love to pull up a stool in her kitchen and chat about food, share stores and a meal.  Hi Pati, in case you ever read this!

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Curried Jamaican Beef Patties

Curried Jamaican Beef Patties aka Curried Jamaican Empanadas

 

Curried Jamaican Beef Patties

Well, hello there friends.  I’ve been cooking my brains out, and what do I have to show for it?  Some great recipes, terrible photos, and five extra pounds.  What can I say?  Pastry has been calling my name.  So, not only have I made some delicious savory recipes, I’ve been enveloping them in pastry.  What is life without a little butter, right?  It’s not like I live somewhere, where one wears a bathing suit almost every day, right?  Ha and oy.

These Jamaican beef patties are quite tasty; they’re worth the calories you’ll inflict on your beach body.  They aren’t as simple as you’d hope for a weeknight, but they’re doable and the steps aren’t actually challenging.  When I make these again I’ll make them on the weekend and reheat for a quick mid-week meal.  They’d also be great as a party appetizer and I wouldn’t hesitate to make these for a cocktail party or heavy appetizer, light entree get together affair. Continue reading