Chorizo Empanada

To say I am disappointed about the elections is a massive understatement. No, I am not a wing nut. I am happy that Obama  came through and that there are a record 19 female senators descending upon Washington. This is all promising. What is not promising is the way that California was scared off of Proposition 37 by big food. Fear wins out every time and it is infuriating. Why on earth would anyone believe a guy who says that the main reason to vote no on a bill is because it isn’t written very well? Let me rant for one second. No bill is written very well. First of all, they are written by lawyers and, with the exception of my two friends that worked at a law publishing company, lawyers are the worst writers on the planet. And, they are writing a compromise, not an essay. But to say that the reason not to vote for a proposition is because of special interests influencing the way the proposition was written is the pot calling the kettle black. There were certainly special interests involved, but their efforts were in defeating the proposition. Thank you Pepsico, CocaCola, Cargill, Kelloggs, Monsanto and the rest of you food thugs for once again wedging yourselves between people and the truth. These big food people spent 45 million dollars to get California voters to believe that not having labels that told them when GMOs were in their food was good for them. How very sad indeed.


  • 2 Chorizo Sausages
  • 4-5 Oz. Mild Cheddar or Monterey Jack Cheese. shreaded
  • Empanada Dough (from yesterday)
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Water
  • Non Stick Spray



  • Sauté Pan
  • Cookie Sheet
  • Little bowl for water
  1. Pre heat oven to 400. If you have a pizza stone, place it in the oven at that time.
  2. In a sauté pan warm a little olive oil, a tablespoon at most.
  3. Break the sausages out of their casing into little pieces into the pan. Season appropriately.
  4. Sauté until the sausage is cooked. About 20 minutes.
  5. Let cool.
  6. Fill empanada circles with about a tablespoon of the sausage at most. Add a dab or two of cheese.
  7. Dip your finger in the bowl and run it around the entire edge of the empanada.
  8. Fold in half and crimp with a fork around the edge.
  9. Spray cookie sheet with non stick spray or butter.
  10. Arrange empanadas on the sheet with a bit of space inbetween. The dough recipe makes about 10, perfect for most cookie sheets.
  11. Bake for about 30 minutes, until golden brown.




One comment on “Chorizo Empanada

  1. Hélène says:

    For a first time 53.1 to 49.9 I think we are going the right way !

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