Saturday, August 25, 2012

My Take On Panadillas & My Grandmother's Dough with a Twist!

To start off I wanted to share with you some filling variations for the dough! 
You can make the dough and add just ham and cheese and bake with an egg wash.  The ham & cheese one is what my kids and grandkids call: The Bomb! And I agree with them, it's delicious!

For a dessert you can make the dough, add a pie filling, and drizzle it with a sugar glaze. Sometimes I just use sifted powder sugar or dip it into sugar.
If you don't have time to make dough for your panadillas,
I also have a couple speedier methods:
1. Use spring roll or egg roll skins and roll like egg rolls, you can fry or bake them.

2. Use flour tortillas just warm tortilla and add warm Panadilla filling.

Now, I would like to share with you my preferred way of making Panadillas, without further adieu:

My Recipe for Panadillas

3 c. all purpose flour
1 tsp. salt
½ tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. baking soda
1/4 c. vegetable oil
1 c. warm water

DOUGH: combine all the dry ingredients in electric mixer, add all the wet ingredients. Mix for about 3 minutes until well combined. Dough will form.
Knead in mixer for another 5 minutes or knead on a board.  Let sit covered for 15 minutes or more. Roll and cut with Crisco lid into circles. Follow directions in Secunda’s recipe.

Filling for Panadilla or Panadas

2 pounds diced pork or ground beef
1 tsp. minced garlic
1 teaspoons salt
¼ teaspoon cayenne
½ teaspoon pepper
¾ cup onion, chopped
½ cup Cilantro-chopped fine
2-8oz. Tomatoes sauce

If using ground beef cook and drain, add other ingredients and on medium heat bring to a boil; next let simmer uncovered for 1/2 hour.  Meanwhile, prepare dough. When done simmering let it cool and set a side.

If using pork places all ingredients into a pot on medium heat bring to a boil; next let simmer uncovered for 45 minutes.  Meanwhile, prepare dough. When done simmering let it cool and set a side.

See Secunda's Recipe for frying directions.

If you do not want to fry your Panadillas, you can try baking them.   
Preheat the oven to 425°.
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.  After dough is filled and sealed, spray one side with a cooking spray and brush the top of the dough with an egg wash. An egg wash is an egg beaten with a little bit of water.
Bake for 12-18 minutes, until golden brown. 
 I hope you enjoy the recipe. It is a family favorite! If you have an questions, please feel free to leave a comment and I will reply!
 Please remember, all recipes and tutorials are for personal use only. This was originally posted by Ninja Grandma.


  1. Yummm!!!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

    1. Thank you! Thanks for hosting the weekly party!

  2. Oh yum. That looks good and simple and I bet your grands love it!

    I hope you'll stop by for my link up. I just started it a couple weeks ago.

    1. They definitely do! I'll be by to link up again this week!

  3. Thank you for this recipe! I made these tonight for dinner and the kids just love them :)

    1. This makes me so happy to hear! I'm so glad that your family likes it!

  4. These look great- I've never heard of them before. I tried using regular bread dough to make my own "hot pockets" but I could never get the dough thin enough, so I'll try that idea with your dough. Thanks for sharing!

    1. You'll have to let me know how it turns out for you. We really like them around here!

  5. This looks so delicious! Thank you for sharing this at Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

    1. Thank you! I appreciate you hosting the party and I will definitely be there!

  6. This looks good!! I especially like the pocket version. Thanks for linking up at Take it on Tuesday.

  7. Yum! Thanks for joining the party at One Creative Weekend! Have a great weekend.

  8. Yummy! I may have to try these for my kiddos!

    Thanks for linking it up to the Keep Calm & Link Up party - see you again next week :)

  9. These look so good!! Thanks for linking up to Tasty Thursdays on The Mandatory Mooch. I hope you will link up again this week. The party will be live tomorrow night.

    Thanks, Nichi

  10. I love it! Thank you so much for posting on Saturday Show and Tell. I hope you'll be back this week to link up some more great ideas! Have a great rest of the week!

  11. Wow, what delicious-looking ideas! Thanks so much for linking up on Fabulous Friday at Faith, Trust & Pixie Dust. You made my par-tay a success!

    Warmly, Michelle


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