Friday, April 8, 2011

Hooray for National Empanada Day!

Today is one of the best American Food Holidays ever made. EMPANADAS!!! It's one of my new fav foods and I am so glad that today they are getting the well deserved attention of a National Food Day.

The first time I ever had an empanada was when my mother-in-law made them for me. They were so tasty with their crispy outside and warm filling. I ate so many I thought I'd pop.

Since then my love affair with empanadas has varied from place to place. I tried Julia's Empanadas, which are good but don't compare to the yumminess that comes from the DC Empanadas Food Truck.

Below you can find their menu and photos and more information.


The Traditional – Ground sirloin, Spanish olives, hard boiled eggs, raisins, onions, and seasoning.
The Jersey Shore – Meatballs, Marinara Sauce, and Mozzarella Cheese
WMD (Weapon of Max Deliciousness) – Chili, Beans and Cheddar Cheese
June Cleaver – Ground Sirloin, Potatoes, Peas, Carrots
Executive Order – Bacon Cheeseburger with Grilled Vidalia Onions
The Royal – Beef Wellington (Filet Mignon, Pate, Mushrooms, Shallots, Red Wine Sauce)
South Street – Sliced Ribeye Steak, Wiz, Onions and Sweet Peppers


El Matador – Chorizo, Potatoes and Spices
Il Paesano – Prosciutto di Parma, Mozzarella di Bufala and Dates
Amazingly Aroi – Pork, Thai Basil, Onion, Thai Peppers, Garlic, and Spices
Lunch Box Ham and Swiss
Divine Swine – Pulled BBQ Pork


The Badass – Buffalo Chicken and Blue Cheese
Irie Mon – Jerk Chicken – Grilled chicken marinated in a spicy sauce that is traditionally served in Jamaica
La Venganza de Tio Shawn – Chipotle Chicken, Onions, Garlic, Black Beans, Monterrey Jack Cheese, Corn
The Taj Mahal – Chicken Tikka – Chicken marinated in yogurt and spices and then served in a tomato cream sauce


Ménage à Trois – Brie, Figs and Marcona Almonds
El Greco – Spinach, Feta Cheese and Onions
Tio Shawn – Black Beans, Rice, Monterrey Jack Cheese, Chipotle Peppers and Onions
Veggie Nirvana – Potato, Onions, Garlic, Peas, Tomato, Cilantro, and Indian Spices

Here are a few photos of their deliciousness:

This is the DC Empanada Truck.

Here we have the Il Paesano with Prosciutto di Parma, Mozzarella di Bufala. YUM!

This is the Executive Order: Bacon Cheeseburger with Grilled Vidalia Onions.

And last but not least a desert feast of Brie and Fig. O...M...Goodness! Fried heaven!

You can find LOTS of articles, reviews and other info about DC Empanadas on the net. Here are a few locations on the net to find them:

  1. DC Empanadas Website

  2. DC Empanadas on Twitter

  3. DC Empanadas on Facebook
So, next time you come around to the DMV, make sure to check them out. Simply put, they are AWESOME, a foodies dream come true!

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