That was when I tried the empanadas. They are very different from anyone else's, with the exception of the yucca ones I made before (still my favorite ones!). These shells are made from cornmeal, water, salt, and oil. That's it and then you let it rest for about 20 minutes and it comes together in a beautiful way!
While this lovely concoction sits, you make the filling. This filling is a little different from the ones I usually make as you incorporate your choice of minced meat (I used pork and beef), with semi-mashed boiled potatoes.
You combine the potatoes and minced meat for your filling. The general Colombian spices are actually very simple and the recipes I found had only a little onion, garlic, cumin, tomato S&P. This simple seasoning in the filling paves the way for a spicy dipping sauce.
This is very different from the empanadas you may be familiar with but you will not be disappointed. Give it a whirl if you enjoy these little meals in a package.