Missing her family in Argentina, Belén Rodríguez started making empanadas that can now be found in Minnesota grocery stores.
ST PAUL, Minnesota — There are some traditions passed down, generation to generation. For Belén Rodríguez, it became the heart of her business.
Rodríguez was born and raised in Rosario — one of the largest cities in Argentina. She grew up cooking with her family, especially with her grandma “Iaia.”
In 2006, she met her husband Rob Cone in Colorado; the couple moved to Minneapolis in 2012.
“I started cooking here because I missed my family a lot,” Rodríguez recalled.