Empanadas are like little masa turnovers filled with ground pork spiced with chiles, garlic and onion.
A leaner healthier version of the empanada uses wonton wrappers filled with lean ground beef, corn and onion flavored with cajun spices. Laura's Lean Beef products are antibiotic-free and vegetarian fed.
According to Zarela Martinez pipian is one of the oldest pre-Hispanic main dish sauces. The pumpkin seeds are used both as a thickener and a flavoring. The sauce can also be used with other meats.
Pre-made mole paste is the secret to making these flavorful tacos in just minutes. Substitute any left over meats for the chicken. This would work equally well with leftover pork loin or roast beef.
Sopes are thick little rounds of masa (corn dough) topped with various fillings. This version uses black beans, chiles and queso fresco.