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Sweetbreads Fried Empanadas

Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cook Time: 20 minutes | Serves: 12

  • Rumba® Beef Sweetbreads (1 lb., cleaned)
  • 1 lb. fresh corn masa (prepared corn tortilla masa)
  • ¼ cup chopped onion
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 1 serrano pepper, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons minced Epazote
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Vegetable Oil, for frying
  1. Place the clean Sweetbreads in a chopping board and chopped them into small bite pieces.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet, add onion and cook, stirring until translucent, about two minutes.
  3. Add the serrano peppers and cook for 1 minute.
  4. Add the tomato and cook for 1 minute more.
  5. Add the sweetbreads and cook for about 10 minutes or until sweetbreads are soft.
  6. Add the epazote and season with salt and pepper, cook for 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
  7. Divide the masa into 12 round balls.
  8. Using a tortilla press, flatten a ball of the masa between sheets of plastic to make a medium (5-inch) tortilla. Remove the top piece of plastic. Add the filling, then fold in half and press edges together with a fork creating a seal. You can use an empanada maker.
  9. Have your hot oil ready (medium heat) and drop a couple at a time. Fry them until they are golden brown on both sides.
  10. Put fried ones on a plate with paper towels to drain some of the oil. Best when served warm.