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Enjoying a nice appetizer is always a nice twist when having family over for any event or just for Sunday dinner. As a Latina mom finding a great oil is essential. I recently attended a cooking class and was intrigued that corn oil is actually one of the best oils to use when cooking in the kitchen. I love sharing my homemade recipe for beef turnovers or in Hispanic culture they’re called pastellitos.

Mazola® Corn Oil has always been a family favorite. It’s an all-purpose cooking oil that is a smart heart-healthy choice for your family. When you have little ones that’s definitely something you should consider. Plus it’s also cholesterol free and has become a healthful tradition in America. Having a neutral taste is a big one for many since they don’t want to alter any tastes that many dishes have. Being able to use for when sauteeing is something many in Hispanic culture envy and love. A recent study has found that adding Mazola® Corn Oil to one’s diet resulted in lower cholesterol levels than Coconut Oil. A previous study found that corn oil can also help lower cholesterol more than extra virgin olive oil. To learn more about the study, see Mazola.com.

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The fact that corn oil has a neutral taste is a big one for many because with a neutral taste, the oil will not alter any flavor your ingredients have. Corn oil is also very versatile and the fact that it can be used in so many cooking situations, such as sautéing, is something many in Hispanic culture love. The work “lighter” when it comes to cooking has always had a stigma that the food doesn’t taste good. But, just swapping out three simple ingredients or cooking techniques for better-for-you ones is a super easy and delicious way to start.

With this recipe: Beef turnovers, you can swap out Mazola Corn Oil for any other oil you are using. It can help reduce cholesterol and keeps the natural taste of whatever dish you decide to cook. Also, you can bake them instead of frying. They end up tasting even better. Lastly, the right dough can be important. Swapping out white for wheat can be just as delicious and better for you.

Since A was born, I have been accustomed to living a lighter lifestyle and have developed a new love for food. Since last year I have spoken about how I am always looking for ways to help myself and my family live a better lifestyle. I am always trying to find ways, without having to feel like we are sacrificing too much. That’s what happens when you suffer from Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.

Beef Turnover Recipe


  • 1 lb of beef or turkey beef
  • 1/4 Cup of Mazola® Corn Oil
  • Seasoning 1-2 tbs
  • Olives and olive juice
  • 1 tbs of salt
  • 1/4 cup of shredded cheese
  • Dough (white or wheat)


  • Heat oven to 375 degrees
  • Cook beef over stove top
  • Empty out oil from cooked beef and then add seasonings and olive/juice
  • Let cook for 3 minutes
  • Make dough into a circle or triangle
  • Add meat to dough
  • Top with cheese
  • Coat baking sheet with Mazola® Corn Oil
  • Let bake for 20-25 minutes

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Voila. This makes a better version than what many are used to. Normally you fry these but they taste just as good when they are baked.


  1. March 9, 2018 / 4:29 PM

    Your empanadas look so good I want some now. Thanks for your participation on this shop.

  2. March 13, 2018 / 1:57 PM

    these look so delicious! I’ve always used mazola oil, its my fav!

  3. March 13, 2018 / 5:09 PM

    Oh that’s good to know that corn oil has a neutral taste. I love that it doesn’t affect the flavors in recipes!

    • Jalisa
      March 16, 2018 / 3:35 PM

      Most definitely.

  4. March 14, 2018 / 12:02 AM

    This recipe looks great! Thank you for sharing about Mazola Corn Oil. I had no idea it is healthier!

  5. March 14, 2018 / 2:49 AM

    this recipe looks amazing. sustainable and delicious!!

    • Jalisa
      March 16, 2018 / 3:35 PM

      Thank you so much.

  6. March 14, 2018 / 4:31 AM

    I had no idea there was such a thing as healthy corn oil! Definitely going to check it out if you can use it to make something as beautiful as your beef turnovers!

    • Jalisa
      March 16, 2018 / 3:35 PM

      Thanks so much.

  7. March 14, 2018 / 7:02 AM

    These turnover look delicious, I like that you can use beef or turkey.

    • Jalisa
      March 16, 2018 / 3:34 PM

      That’s what I love about them. You can even just do cheese or ham.

  8. March 14, 2018 / 7:49 AM

    This is great! Your pictures were really helpful.

    • Jalisa
      March 16, 2018 / 3:33 PM

      Thank you so much.

  9. March 14, 2018 / 9:53 AM

    Delicious!!! Your photos are lovely as well!

    • Jalisa
      March 16, 2018 / 3:33 PM

      Thank you

  10. Diana Tidswell
    March 14, 2018 / 10:28 AM

    Wow! This one’s a winner.This looks so delightful and tasty. I would love to try making this recipe. This is my kind of weekend treat. Will try this Mazola Corn Oil

    • Jalisa
      March 28, 2018 / 8:12 PM

      Thanks so much.

  11. angela@marathonsandmotivation.com
    March 14, 2018 / 12:31 PM

    Yum! These look so delicious, I think my entire family will love these! Can’t wait to make them 🙂

  12. March 14, 2018 / 5:32 PM

    Those look delicious! Craving some now haha.

  13. confettiandbliss
    March 15, 2018 / 12:28 AM

    I love making empanadas and my husband loves eating them – so we make a great team! LOL I can hardly wait to try your quick and easy empanada recipe. Yum, yum!

    • Jalisa
      March 16, 2018 / 3:33 PM

      I’m sure you will love them.

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