This recipe was in my original slow cooker freezer recipes cookbook. It’s my father-in-law’s recipe, hence the name, Opa’s Empanadas. My in-laws are immigrants of German/Latvian descent but their families immigrated to Argentina a few generations ago. They came to the US in the late seventies with two suitcases of all they owned. That makes my husband is a first generation American. I hate to get political when talking yummy recipes, but what’s been going on with immigration lately makes me compelled to remind everyone that my husband is Hispanic. My daughter is half Hispanic. They would not be here if my in-laws were not able to come to this country and make a better life for themselves. As Pope Francis said, “A change of attitude towards migrants and refugees is needed on the part of everyone.”
But back to tasty recipes. My father-in-law can cook. He is the master of cooking meat in a tender, juicy and flavorful way. I have learned just as much from him as I have my mother-in-law, and one day I will have to post about another of Penelope’s favorites, Opa Chicken. 🙂 You can also cook the meat in a slow cooker, but I included the recipe because it is just so freaking delicious.
Other freezer cooking resources:
-Get one month free with Once a Month Meals when you buy the Pro Yearly plan and get the option to swap out and save menus.