Pastelillos con Carne (Fritters with Meat)

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 10
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 198.9
  • Total Fat: 6.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 32.0 mg
  • Sodium: 682.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 22.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.5 g
  • Protein: 13.2 g

View full nutritional breakdown of Pastelillos con Carne (Fritters with Meat) calories by ingredient


My Mom would make us these when I was little. This is my version of hers. My Mom would make us these when I was little. This is my version of hers.
Number of Servings: 10


    1 lb. ground meat
    1 tsp. dried oregano
    1 medium garlic clove (minced)
    1/4 tsp. vinegar
    1 tsp. salt
    6-8 chopped olives
    1 envelope of sazon
    1 8 oz. can tomato sauce
    2 tsp. sofrito
    1 package of Goya pastry discs


For the filling:

In a deep pot, brown the ground meat.

Drain most of the grease and add garlic (minced), oregano, vinegar, salt, olives (chopped), sazon, sofrito and tomato sauce.

Bring to a boil.

Reduce heat to low and cover the pot.

Cook for 15 minutes covered.

Uncover and cook another 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

To stuff the pastries:

Add 1 tbsp. of meat filling per pastelillo, coat the edge with a little water and fold over.

Press down the edges with a fork to secure and seal them.

Fry in plenty of oil so they will expand.

Place on paper towels to absorb the extra oil.

Number of Servings: 10

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MAKINGHERPROUD.

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    Great, My mom also made this for my family when we were little. Great memories from Puerto Rico - 7/20/08