Catholic Recipe: Bean Filling for Empanaditas
Also Called: Relleno di Frijoles
Empanaditas is one of the traditional foods eaten in the California Missions. So many of these foods are a combination from Mexican, Spanish and Native American cultures. The filling can be sweet or savory: pumpkin, beans or meat.
Foods from the California Missions, like empanaditas, are a wonderful way to honor Franciscan saints like St. Junipero Serra.
Mash frijoles and salute lightly in the fat. Add the sugar, salt, and spice and cook over a medium heat until the mixture is thick and separates from the pan. Cool. Fill the empanaditas.Recipe Source: California Missions: A Complete Pictorial History and Visitor's Guide, The by Sunset Editors, Sunset Books, 1979