Pastelitos De Carne (Central American Meat Pies)
30 mins (prep 20, cooking 10)
12 ingredients
10-12 servings
*** THIS IS MY VERSION OF THE RECIPE. PLEASE KEEP THAT IN MIND BEFORE COMPARING IT. IT'S ALSO HELPFUL TO ACTUALLY MAKE THE RECIPE*** My family enjoys these little cakes. I usually cut them in half, place on top of shredded cabbage and either drizzle a little bit of Sarita's All Purpose Tomato Sauce on top or serve it on the side as a dipping sauce. A tortilla press makes the process of flattening the cakes easier. If you do not have one you can just use a rolling pin but just place the masa ball inbetween two sheets of parchment paper to prevent it from sticking to the rolling pin. If you do not have the chicken bullion then you will have to add extra salt and the taste will not be the same. I recommend making and frying one meat pie before making the rest just to make sure that the thickness of the masa is good and not to thick that the masa inside is raw when fried.

Categories:  <-30-mins , north-american , main-dish , central-american , savory-pies , time-to-make ,
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Serving Size (110.76 g)
Servings 10
Amount per Serving
Calories 784.6 Calories from Fat 679.14
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 75.46g 1160.91%
Saturated Fat 9.6g 479.86%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 2.81mg 9.37%
Sodium 2.74mg 1.14%
Total Carbohydrate 27.23g 90.76%
Dietary Fiber 2.83 g 113.36%
Sugars 0.7 g %
Protein 3.43g 68.68%
Vitamin A 730.18IU% Vitamin C 0.12mg%
Calcium 51.21mg% Iron 2.94mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
chicken bouillon, warm water, ground beef, white rice