Most cultures in the world have a similar item closely related to the Empanada. I came up with Chechenitas (empanada pouch). I love the different tastes from all the cultures and thought to borrow from each the essence of that flavor that I love.
An issue I had with them was that there wasn't enough mood and too much dough. It overpowered the ingredients. Try my pouches and let me know what you think!