Ole! My home is San Diego and I guess this is why I love spicy food so much. Going to Mexico with my daughter, Jericho, and her family this summer was so fun. My daughter and I stayed over night at a winery to the east of Ensenada for her birthday and the next day her husband, Albert, picked us up. I remember walking along the harbor in Ensenada smelling AND seeing the empanadas. My mouth was watering. I was so hungry for one…we settled for al pastor tacos instead, fresh off the grill. Needless to say, I had to find a way to make my own empanadas and I think I hit gold! You vote and be the judge. I discovered a recipe on Yummly.com for the crust, since I had exhausted my repertoire and filled the trash can with unworthy experiments! Sometimes you can find supporting recipes on line that make all the difference and save some time 🙂 But the filling is all mine, and, of course, it is spicy and hot!