N. American Buddies

The Mexican empanada, like its Spanish original, is a pastry crust or meat pie with a filling of beef and vegetables, ham and cheese, or other stuff usually cooked in an oven, or sometimes fried. It's a popular snack food in Mexico and are most commonly a dessert or breakfast item. The fillings are usually sweet and include pumpkin, yams, sweet potato, and cream, as well as a wide variety of fruit fillings.

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The Volga Germans who settled in the American Midwest brought with them the bierock. The bierock is essentially a bread pocket with a filling consisting of beef, cabbage or sauerkraut, onions, and seasonings. They come in various shapes such as a half-moon, rectangle, round (bun), square, or triangle. The name bierock is specific to Kansas while in Nebraska they are known as runzas. A more exotic designation for these stuffed buns is krautkoche but this seems to be unique to Portland.

The original samosa from the Indian subcontinent is of course available all over the USA, courtesy of the South Asian immigrant communities.

For more information look at:
Bierocks and Runzas