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I learned how to make empanadas in middle school with my Cubana/Dominicana Spanish instructor. I’m not Latina, so I’ve added the ‘Africana’ since my recipe is not authentic. lol I’ve always switched up the fillings, but I always make the dough by hand. This recipe takes about an hour to prepare and twenty minutes to bake. Have one of your favorite albums ready to play when you begin.
Do not read further if you care about calories, cholesterol, or salt. Sorry, but sometimes we have to indulge. The dough and filling can be made vegan very easily. :D
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- Cajun Spice mix (refer to ingredients below)
- Chicken Breast
- Lemon Juice
- Olive Oil
- Chipotle Sauce (commercial or home made, will post a recipe later for home made)
Spice mix ingredients:
- 3tbsp Paprika
- 2tbsp Salt (good quality pink salt or fleur de sel)
- 2tbsp Garlic Powder
- 1tbsp Black Pepper
- 1tbsp Onion Powder
- 1tbsp Cayenne Powder
- 1tbsp Oregano
- 1tbsp Thyme (I don’t use it, so it’s really optional)
For the spice mix, just mix it all together and put it in a sealed container. Lasts about 3 weeks.
Cut the chicken into pieces ensuring that they are big enough to actually sit on a burger. I like to remove the tenderloin, cut the breast in half lengthways then cut into burgerish shapes.
Rub the chicken with enough spice mix to coat well, but not so much as to make it gritty. For 2 breasts I use about 1/3 of the spice mix.
Once rubbed well, add about 1 lemon’s worth of juice per breast, mix well. Add a glug or two of oil per breast and mix until the lemon, spice mix & emulsify.
Let it stand for at least 6 hours in a sealed container (or tightly glad wrapped bowl) in the fridge.
Cook on a BBQ or a very hot griddle until slightly blackend, you want a bit of caramelisation, but not too much.
For the chipotle mayo, add enough mayo to a bowl and slowly add chipotle sauce & salt until you have the desired taste.
Build your burger with salad (I usually use lettuce, tomato & avocado) & chipotle mayo.