The Art of Random Willy-Nillyness: Closed ~ Saucy Mama "Fab with Five" Recipe Contest + Giveaway!!!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Closed ~ Saucy Mama "Fab with Five" Recipe Contest + Giveaway!!!

Some of you know that last year I actually won the Saucy Mama recipe contest. I still don't believe it since you all know that my style of cooking is totally random and willy-nilly. I can't follow a recipe to save my life.

This year I was once invited to participate. You know I had to because I have to at least try to keep my title. I almost didn't because the rules were different this year. To participate, we could only use five (5) ingredients. Holy smokes. This was a difficult task.

I thought really hard about what to make. I had been craving empanadas (meat pies) for a while. When I tasted the Saucy Mama Santa Fe Chipotle dressing, I thought I could probably make a pretty good empanada using that condiment. I thought back to when I was a little girl and watched my abuelita Gilda make empanadas. Hers were so delicious. Of course, her empanadas used like 5,000 ingredients so I had to really think about how to recreate the recipe.

Her recipe called for ground beef, olives, onions, garlic, cumin, cilantro etc. etc. etc. I couldn't use those things and I needed to add more flavor so I decided besides the ground beef, I would use Mexican style chorizo (sausage) to give it a little more flavor. My abuelita always added olives to her empanada meat so I had to use olives. The olives add a little bit of tartness. Luckily, the Saucy Mama Santa Fe Creamy Chipotle Dressing added enough spice that I didn't miss all the other spices.

I needed to have the dough for the empanadas. Usually I would make my own but that would add about 3 extra ingredients if I had made my own empanada dough so I had to improvise. I decided on pie crusts since I could not find my beloved Goya Discos. Usually I can use those in a pinch because it is premade empanada dough but because I live in the boonies, sometimes it is hard to find necessary ingredients.

So my five ingredients were: Saucy Mama Santa Fe Creamy Chipotle Dressing, Mexican chorizo, ground beef, pie crusts and pimento stuffed olives.

Spicy Two Meat Olive Empanadas (makes 10 empanadas)

Ingredients:

1/2 cup Saucy Mama Santa Fe Creamy Chipotle Dressing
Package of ground beef
3 chorizo sausages
8 8-10 roughly chopped olives
A packet of Pillsbury pie crusts
Free Ingredients: salt, pepper and olive oil

Directions:

Brown the ground beef and chorizo in a olive oil. Add salt and pepper. Roughly chop the olives and add into the meat mixture. Add the Saucy Mama sauce into the mixture and let simmer.

Unroll the pie crust dough and cut into rounds. Stuff the dough round with the meat mixture, about teaspoon. Make sure it is not too full. Press the edges together and then finish off with a fork. Fry the empanadas in some olive oil about 2 minutes per side. Cooking time will depend on how hot your oil is. Once browned, take out and drain on paper towels.

Serve hot with a side of the Saucy Mama Santa Fe Creamy Chipotle Dressing or drizzle a little on top.

That's it. It can't get easier than that. The Saucy Mama Dressing gave the meat mixture enough flavor that was lost on not being able to add other ingredients. Pie crusts are fragile so you have to be careful when frying but they do puff up nicely. I do prefer real empanada dough because it is more dense. But the pie crust actually make these more flaky and lighter.

The empanadas were delicious. These are great for parties, appetizers, snacks or even a meal. Serve s few empanadas with some white rice and black beans and it is a complete meal. My abuela Gilda would be proud!

Buen Provecho!!

Now onto the giveaway. One winner will receive a box of Saucy Mama goodies that will contain one bottle each of Saucy Mama Sweet Heat Marinade, Saucy Mama Tarragon Lemon Mustard, and Saucy Mama Pacific Rim Ginger Dressing to create your own tasty treats. So read the rules and enter below!!

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